|11-20-2013, 11:55 PM||#1|
Rimless H2O Box of light!
Aquarium + Substrate:
10G Rimless Aquarium L20"Wx10"Hx12"
17lbs Caribsea Black "Tahitian Moon" Sand
Hard Scape is just a few stones from outback. Actually I will take suggestions on how to improve the overall look, plant placement and hardscape...
Par38 Flora/Fauna System = Epistar 3W LEDs, 18watts tottal for all combined.
4x 4500k Neutral White
4x 6500k Cold White
2x 455nm Royal Blue
1x 495nm Turquoise
1x 660nm Deep Red
Tetra Whisper 20-30 HOB filled with 1.5 Cups of Seachem Matrix and Weekly 10%-25% Water Changes
1x NAG Brand 50 Watt Glass Adjustable set to 24°C
Tank is sitting 5" from the apartments water heating pipe, this keeps the tank at 22-23°C on its own.
1x NAG Brand U-Shape "ADA Style" Glass Thermometer
Water Chemistry Testing Instruments:
Glass Drop Checker + PH Solution
Current GAS System:
1x 2.5 Watt Air Pump, Injected into HOB.
1x DIY CO2 System =
2x 2L pop bottles
1x Air Valve
1x Air Tubing
1x C02 Diffuser method, injected into HOB Filter.
Recipe 2cups sugar, 1/4th tsp Baking Soda, 1/4th tsp Bakers Yeast...
1x Dwarf Hygrophila
1x Bunch Tiawan Moss
1x Dwarf Hair Grass
1x Unknown Phothos
1x Bleheri Sword
3x Bazilian Pennywort
4x Dwarf Sagittaria
1x bunch Amublia
1x bunch Rotala Rotundifolia
10x Malaysian Trumpet Snail + babies...
100s of Micro Pods.
Suggestions would be great!
**Things that are on order**
5x 50cm 6500k SMD Leds --> Just arrived and will be setting up soon.
1400x Aquarium Plant seeds, 14 species in tottal.
1x Glass Check Valve
1x Glass Bubble Counter
Last edited by boxboy; 01-08-2014 at 03:01 PM.. Reason: Edit
|11-21-2013, 11:02 AM||#4|
Since I want lush green /healthy plants as far as I know I need:
potassium nitrate (KNO3) Target is 5 - 10 ppm[censored]
"Phos" monopotassium sulfate Target is .5 - 1 ppm[censored]
potassium sulfate (K2SO4) or potassium chloride (No-Salt) Target is 20 ppm[censored]
Co2 either via Excell or Diy paintball or diy poor mans co2.
Temps around 72-78°F
Does this look about right? Did I miss anything at all?
Currently have Med-High Lighting Source, planing on Diy co2 set up today, Have Excell for plant food, looking into Root tabs, water movment of course is there, have an a air pump ready to use...
Now can the bubbles from the co2 diffuser be enough oxygen for the 10gal tank?
Do I NEED root tabs?
My water pump is 80LPH this seems to be a nice soft flow.
What about TDS in the water, does TDS count as a souce of Phos?
|11-21-2013, 11:57 AM||#5|
Planted Tank Enthusiast
The Rocky Forest
|11-21-2013, 12:45 PM||#6|
What about calcium bicarbonate aka man made reef rock, its very porous.
|11-21-2013, 07:58 PM||#7|
do you know that excel is a carbon source? if you're looking for a seachem fert. i think you mean seachem flourish comprehensive
|11-21-2013, 10:18 PM||#8|