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Old 10-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Amount of Dry Fertilizers?


Just wondering if the amout of Dry Fertilizers sounds about right? See tank details below.

Tank
125 Gallon Tank (72 x 18 x 23)
55 Gallon Sump

Light
T5HO - 160 Watts is what I run, light has 4 bulbs total of 320
8 Hours a Day
Should I switch to 320 watts? I don't have par metter to really figure out the light, nor do I know anyone that has one.

CO2
CO2 via reactor, comes on 1 hour before lights. Tank is High Pressure.


Just finished fishless Cycle. I have not added any fish yet. Still adding ammonia to keep cycle going until I can get to LFS this weekend.

Fertilizers
KNO3 - 1.5 tsp 3x a week
K2SO4 - 1.5 tsp 3 x a week
Fe/Iron Chelate 11% - 1/2 tsp 3 x a week
Plantex CSM+B - 1 tsp 3 x a week
KH2PO4 - 1/4 tsp 3 x a week
Plants
80 Narrow Leaf Sagittaria
90 Vallisneria Spiralis
6 Amazon Swords (compact)
4 Amazon Swords
8 Anubias
20 Narrow Leaf Dwarf Sagittaria
8 Moneywort plants
10 Anacharis plants

I think that about all for plants. Maybe a few I missed.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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If the plants are doing well, then that is a good recipe. It is not for us to say what works for you.

Light: T-5HO usually has pretty good reflectors, so unless you are seeing problems with the plants I would not turn on the other bulbs. If you want to, you might try turning them on just for a few hours mid day. So you might have 8 hours of just 2 bulbs and 2-4 hours of 4 bulbs.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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If the plants are doing well, then that is a good recipe. It is not for us to say what works for you.

Light: T-5HO usually has pretty good reflectors, so unless you are seeing problems with the plants I would not turn on the other bulbs. If you want to, you might try turning them on just for a few hours mid day. So you might have 8 hours of just 2 bulbs and 2-4 hours of 4 bulbs.

Thanks for the info, if I were to do the 2-4 hours of all 4 bulbs, do I need to make sure the CO2 comes on at that time as well?

Thanks
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