Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
That is GSA on top of them.
Fairly sure the Satellite+ has a PAR chart on-line. If you want to continue using it
you will want to reduce the BML to about 30%.
If not and you remove it, then the BML may be good at 70%.
You are using about 25% more potassium than people usually do. But if you could get
the CO2 high enough your plants might be able to use that much of it.
Problem/w that is if the CO2 could be that high it would kill fish.
This is a balancing act and the CO2 would need to be lots more higher to balance
that much light.
I would like to say that I'm basing the percent of the BML with the Satellite on the
Satellite having 35 PAR at 18". You might check that PAR rating for the Satellite and
see what it actually is at 18". And you might go 40% on the BML if it's lower than 35.
I think I remember it being 28 at 18" but not really sure on that.
You are using almost twice the Phosphate(from the KH2PO4)that is the correct amount for that tank. This nutrient can be harmful when overdone much more easily than
Did you get these levels for dosing from a list or...? Almost forgot...is this what you dose three times a week ? Or is this one time each week for this list ?
If you lower the light, get lucky and have a lot of patience your A.R. mini may loose
most of the green covering those leaves.
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...