Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: "Somewhere over the rainbow"
I provide 2x18W in 80L tank, I have also prepared another 2x18W but i dont using it yet because i have still soft algae. From 3 weeks I dosed fertz by Estimate Index:
Macro (recipe for whole month - 12 doses per month = 3 doses per week):
• [3/16 teaspoon KNO3] x 12 doses = 2 and 1/4 teaspoons KNO3
• [1/16 teaspoon KH2PO4] x 12 = 3/4 teaspoon KH2PO4
• [1/2 teaspoon MgSO4x7H2O] x 12 = 6 teaspoons MgSO4x7H2O
mixed in 600ml of water, dosed 50ml 3 times per week
• 1/2 teaspoon mixed in 200ml water dosed 25ml 2 times per week.
Micro and macro dosed alternately: Monday Micro (at night), Tuesday - Macro (at day), and so on. I dont dosing at Friday and Saturday. In Sunday another dose of Macro + change about 40% of fresh water (RO+tap water).
I am using a lot of Co2. Bucephalandra like fertilization by EI, growing quite fast. Some kind of Buce can give me 2-3 leaves per weeks, and few young seedling. I don't know why but I think that it growing also at night :/ I must shot a photo before and after night to compare.
I dont have hard algae now, I once had but i used mixture of citric acid (1 teaspoon citric acid per one glass of water (250ml), I keep in this solution (mixture) plants for half hour and algae died after several days). Bucephalandra it is a hard plants, it could be even few hours in this mixture, but other delicate plants don't like long bath
Last edited by vasteq; 01-08-2012 at 02:08 PM.