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Low_t Tom 01-25-2013 09:31 AM

New Tank setup Help
 
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I'm a newbie and would like to know if anyone has any suggestions on when to start dosing, using fertz, lighting on a new tank setup. I have the plants in. 75 gal Flourite/gravel cap sub. 2 67K T5, no CO2. What should I do next?

Sethjohnson30 01-25-2013 11:14 AM

New Tank setup Help
 
We need a little more Info before we can help you.

1. How long have you had the tank running?

2. What are your water parameters?

3. Is your light t5ho or t5no?

This should be a good start for now.

You could try the tropica app. It tells you exactly what to do to your tank every day,for 90 days. I have a friend at around day 60 it seams to be working pretty well for him. It's not quite what I would do. It's seems to be a lot of work. But it may help you get the hang of things. If you don't want to do that just read everything you can on tpt.

Sethjohnson30 01-25-2013 11:15 AM

New Tank setup Help
 
Oh yeah,
Welcome to TPT!

Low_t Tom 01-25-2013 11:43 AM

Today is the first day

T5 NO

Will post water test today

Thanks for the tropica app, I will use it as a ref.

Sethjohnson30 01-25-2013 11:58 AM

New Tank setup Help
 
If its the first day, the tank is not yet cycled. There are many ways to cycle a tank.a quick search on tpt will bring up tons of methods on what to do. I personally use media from an established tank. But that may not be an option if this is your first tank.

newbieplanter 01-25-2013 03:15 PM

whats the tropica app?

Sethjohnson30 01-26-2013 01:01 AM

New Tank setup Help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by newbieplanter (Post 2346242)
whats the tropica app?

See post #2

Low_t Tom 01-27-2013 01:30 AM

Water Test/Update Pic
 
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pH test ran with a result of 7.4
Ammonia (NH3/NH4) test ran with a result of .25
Nitrite (NO2) test ran with a result of 0
Nitrate (NO3) test ran with a result of 0

newbieplanter 01-27-2013 04:11 AM

Now why can't I get my rant to look lik that?

newbieplanter 01-27-2013 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sethjohnson30 (Post 2351578)
See post #2

Is that something u get on an iPhone?

Kathyy 01-27-2013 04:25 AM

Nifty app. Not just for phones, it is a regular page as well.
http://www.tropica.com/en/tropica-ab...opica-app.aspx

Glad you are using T5NO on a no CO2 tank! Good luck with it.

Low_t Tom 01-27-2013 05:50 PM

So if I switch to Co2 I should use a HO light? If so how many bulbs? 75Gal tank

newbieplanter 01-27-2013 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kathyy (Post 2363674)
Nifty app. Not just for phones, it is a regular page as well.
http://www.tropica.com/en/tropica-ab...opica-app.aspx

Glad you are using T5NO on a no CO2 tank! Good luck with it.

Where can I get t5ho lights besides petco?


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