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pejerrey 12-21-2011 06:54 AM

Pejerrey journal with PPS-PRO first time.
 
I wanted to document the PPS-PRO fertilization method I will try.
I got my dry ferts from GL today and I mixed the 2 bottles.


This is the tank today:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5...252520tank.jpg


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S...%252520005.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i...2525202011.JPG

This is more info about the tank:


This is how the tank looks from far, sorry for the quality of the image!
I made this tank myself, yes the glass and the wood from scratch in 2004.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X...s576/photo.JPG


Plants:
Anubias barteri
Hydrocotl verticillata
Hydrocharis dubia
Utricularia sp.
Cryptocorye wendtii tropica
Lobelia
Duckweed

Fish:
1- butterfly loach
1- Hill stream loach
10- Giant coolie loach
3- Spotted puffer
6- Amber tetra
2- forktail rainbow
2- Harlequin tetra
1- Clown plecostomus (as old as the tank)
2- marble hatch
1- Otti

Feed daily with 1 cube of frozen hikori shrimp mornings and 1 cube of frozen bloodworms in the evening.

Numbers right before turning lights up in the morning over night

NO3 7.0 mg/L
GH 100 mg/L
KH 140 mg/L
PH 7.0
PO4 0.2 mg/L

After the weekly 7.5gal water change and plant trimming I add the following seachem flourish nutrients:

3ml Flourish Comprehensive Supplement
3ml Phosphorus
6ml Potassium
10ml Nitrogen
3/4 tsp Equilibrium

I make 2.5gal batches of new water with:

1/4 tsp tetra aqua aquasafe tap water cond.
1/4 tsp seachem solid alkaline buffer
1/3 of 1/4 tsp seachem solid acid buffer

This is my tap water:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...2525202010.jpg


Also:

Light is a Glo 24" with 2 tubes Live Glo 22" 24Watt T5 HO. 4" from the water surface and 17" from the substrate. Goes on twice a day in 4 hour cycles (10am-2pm and 5-9pm aprox) with a 3 hr brake and a 13 hr night. There is indirect sunlight during day time.

I had to add some cheesecloth to avoid hanging the lights as it was too much:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v...s720/photo.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...s720/photo.JPG
CO2 is 4 bubbles per second and goes into the Fluval 204 intake (has a surface skimmer)

Temperature ranges from 77F to 81F

Substrate: 7yr old Caribsea Floramax for Planted Aquarium or ECO COMPLETE (don't remember) and some fluoride and playground sand (from when I had a flounder)

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Before
getting this T5HO lights and CO2 (~2007-08):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...itaacuario.jpg

pejerrey 12-21-2011 06:58 AM

A couple of random pics:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...520puffers.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c...%252520019.JPG
This one shows how poor are plants:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P...%252520023.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...%252520014.JPG

plantbrain 12-21-2011 07:18 AM

I like puffers, but no shrimp allowed, but no snails either, the kulis are great critters also.

pejerrey 12-21-2011 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plantbrain (Post 1643886)
I like puffers, but no shrimp allowed, but no snails either, the kulis are great critters also.

I know... I'm trying to get the albany aquarium to take them back, I want to come back to invertebrates, tank and plant leafs look filthy.

I like puffers but they need a bigger home and I need my amano shrimp army back to work.

:biggrin:

Question: The mixed bottles have a lot of sediment, should I wait for it to dissolve? will it dissolve?


Btw, why does it take long for sfbaaps.org to email back to become a member? :icon_frow

pejerrey 01-29-2012 08:05 PM

Moved to:
http://forum.sfbaaps.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11713

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...jan23-2012.jpg


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