New light=New doseage? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PeteyPob's Avatar
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 930
New light=New doseage?

Hi everyone,
I just recieved my new lighting and pumping more WPG into my tank. I originally had 2.3 WPG and with the new light I am at 4.7 WPG. I have read that with high wattages per gallon dosing both macros and micro should be done hard. As of right now I am dosing as follows: Water Changes every other day and adding 1/8tsp of phophate, 1/4 pottasium and then some, 1/2 nitrate with the water changes. On opposite days 1tbls and 1tsp into 250ml of water and putting 15ml into the tank. I know it sounds like much but I dont think it has had any negative effects. Should I change any of the following? I am also pumpling pressurized co2 into the tank at 32ppm. Thanks for the great great help!
Pete
PeteyPob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 12:17 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
WfxXx's Avatar
 
PTrader: (125/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 3,037
Make sure you keep the C02 high, and you can dose pretty much as you wish!
How are the plant's responding to the new light's? and any sign's of algae? if so increase C02.

Craig

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
WfxXx is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PeteyPob's Avatar
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 930
As of right now my plants are taking the new light like champs. Im keeping my fingers crossed hoping not to get any algae but only time will tell. I dont even turn on the lights in my living room just run off of the aquarium lights My co2 as of right now measures 35ppm and noticed my first case of pearling without a water change, very excited about this! keep my situation updated.
Pete
PeteyPob is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome