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29 gallon + high lighting and non CO2 - fertilizers dosing?

Hi,

I'm converting my 29 gallon community tank into planted.
I will not be using CO2 and also got a very good deal on Coralife Lunar Aqualight lighting with 2x 65W CF 6700K new bulbs.

The question I have is about fertilizing. I found some dosing online for 29 gallon but with max of 60-65W of light:

2x a week:
KNO3: 1/8 teaspoon KNO3
KH2PO4 1/16 or less, maybe a rice grain or less worth(short grain rice), or a roughly the size of a BB.
TMG: 4 mls
GH booster: 1/2 teaspoon after water change
2x the Excel dosing suggestion.


Is 130W too much for a non CO2 29 gallon tank? If not, what fertilizer dosing should be used for 130W?


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Planted tanks are all about balance. The tank will have plenty of light and fertilizers, but it would be lacking Co2. That's the perfect situation for growing algae.
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Planted tanks are all about balance. The tank will have plenty of light and fertilizers, but it would be lacking Co2. That's the perfect situation for growing algae.
Well, I can run only a single 65W bulb in it...
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For non CO2 you should only use one 65W and raise that up above the tank several inches.
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High Light + No CO2 = Algae Disaster.

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