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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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My 110 gallon setup questions

So i just recently got a 110 gallon aquarium from a friend and i decided to make it a planted tank. I have had a 20 gallon tank with some good beginner plants and i understand the general concept of plant care. I just wanted to cross check my system to see if i am able to grow what i have planted in there currently.

I have 4 four foot T5HO 54 watt 6500k bulbs
Two 24 Watt T5HO 1 foot bulbs
A marineland C-360 canister filter (with no carbon, only sponge and ceramic)

I also am on a daily supplement of flourish, flourish excel, and flourish iron.
I have 120lbs of the Eco Complete black substrate. I also keep the plants on a 12 hour light cycle.

I currently have Brazilian pennywort, Java moss, Dwarf sag, Amazon swords, Italian vals, and a small amount of water sprite. The only thing that seems to be doing well in the pennywort. Everything else has turned brown and I can see little white globs of stuff floating around in my tank. Is there something im doing wrong? Ive done tons of research about the proper set up but i cant seem to have any luck. Keeping in mind that the tank is not fully cycled, I still have high nitrites. But everything else is doing okay.

7.2 ph
80ppm GH
120ppm KH

Does anyone have any suggestions on tweaking my setup or as to why my plants aren't doing so well?

Thank you
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I'm a little confused. Are you saying the browning plants are happening in the 20gallon or the 110gallon? If it's happening in the 110 gallon, how long has it been since you've started it and how long has it been since the plants have been in there?
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I'm a little confused. Are you saying the browning plants are happening in the 20gallon or the 110gallon? If it's happening in the 110 gallon, how long has it been since you've started it and how long has it been since the plants have been in there?
its happening in my 110, i started 4 weeks ago and i added plants this week.
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