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Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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New Tank setup Help


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?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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Oh yeah,
Welcome to TPT!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Today is the first day

T5 NO

Will post water test today

Thanks for the tropica app, I will use it as a ref.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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whats the tropica app?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:01 AM   #7
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whats the tropica app?
See post #2
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:30 AM   #8
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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
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:11 AM   #9
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Now why can't I get my rant to look lik that?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:12 AM   #10
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See post #2
Is that something u get on an iPhone?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:25 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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So if I switch to Co2 I should use a HO light? If so how many bulbs? 75Gal tank
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #13
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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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