My 29 gallon Tank Questions
Tank Specs: (29 gal Planted) (Substrate - Flourite) (CO2 - Bottle/Rex Reg/In-line Diffuser) (Lights - Sun System Hood T-5 HO 24W x 4 = 3.31WPG)
Plants: Dwarf Hair-grass, Baby tears, Red Nesaea, Red Temple, Myriophyllum tuberculatum, Riccia, Hcrhemianthus Callitrichoides, Rotala Indica, Water Sprite, Moneywort, Cryp Wendtii Red and Green, Cabomba Caroliniana, Whorled Pennywort
Ferts: Greg Watson KNO3, K2SO4, Plantex CSM + B
Dosing: I'm using the Sears Conlin PMDD Formula 1ml per day
Water Change: Sundays 30 - 50%
I'm using the Seatest kits to test Nitrate and Phosphate and I'm using the API tests for KH, Ammonia, and Nitrite. PH is read off my PinPoint Controller
Tap Water Specs: PH (7.2) KH (143.2) Ammonia (0) Nitrite (0) Nitrate (0) Phosphate (0)
Water Parameters: Water: Temp (77F) PH (6.7) KH (143.2) CO2 (47.886 ppm) Ammonia (0) Nitrite (0) Nitrate (12-15 ppm) Phosphate (3 ppm)
Ferts: Greg Watson dry ferts: KNO3, K2SO4, Plantex CSM + B
Dosing Ferts: I'm using the Sears Conlin PMDD Formula. 1: Has anyone used this PMDD? Is it good or are there any changes? 2: When doing water changes do I first dose KNO3 and K2SO4 to there proper levels and then the next day dose the PMDD? 3: What are the proper nitrate and phosphate levels I should look for? I have herd a few different numbers for each and would like the best solution.
CO2: My CO2 readings are above 30ppm, almost 50ppm. Is this bad or is more CO2 better. The fish are not gasping at all. Can you keep a higher CO2 level? Will this promote better growth?
CO2: I keep my CO2 on at night. If I turn it off and the PH rises from 6.7 to 7.2 are the fish going to be ok? If I did turn the CO2 off I would turn it back on 2 hours before the lights come back on.
Algae: I have some that kicks up every day. It collects on the fine leaves of the Combomba and Dwarf Hair-grass and Water Sprite. I have some pictures of this. I have not been able to identify this type of Algae either.
I have included some pictures and will keep this Tank Journal updated every week so everyone can see the progress. The first Picture is of the tank on (01 01 08) just after I installed the Rex Grigg Regulator, Reactor, CO2 bottle, and PinPoint Controller. The pictures after that are of the tank Today. I added some plants from Aquabotanic and did some rearranging. The pictures show about 3 weeks growth and some cutting. The Last pictures are of the Algae problem I'm having. I need help with an ID and a solution.
I'm sorry about the long read and I hope you enjoy the journal as it progresses.
Last edited by NBD925; 02-02-2008 at 04:23 PM.