Originally Posted by pKaz
I have the same tank and the same light, although I do have algae but I know I'm doing several things wrong.......I'm curious as to how you have "over driven" the fixture? I'm guessing you would of had to change the ballast out, otherwise you would just be under driving 24w HO bulbs at 14w? Care to share you modification?
Honestly....I don't know
. My friend did all the work, and he's done this with several fixtures before. I know he did some work on the ballast, but other than that I don't know. I'm pretty technologically challenged when it comes to stuff like this
FWIW, I do have bits of GSA, but very little.
Originally Posted by Erin
I keep soil based tanks as well and don't have any problem with overstocking. I keep my tanks bustling with fish. I generally follow the inch per gallon rule when stocking my tanks.
Thanks Erin, I didn't really follow the "inch per gallon" rule when stocking the tank, I just added fish until it looked good to me. I do follow Walstad's examples when it comes to fertilizing. I don't. I just feed my fish well and let the leftover food release the nutrients the plants need.
Hmmm, I guess it's about time for an update. I'll try to get some good pics and get them up here