The next 4 weeks are critical to establishing the plants in a planted tank so I water changed 50% each day for 2 weeks. Then I reduced that down to every other day for another 2 weeks.
Given the low plant mass initially, I followed a very lean EI dosing regime for the first few weeks. Most of the plants in the tank are from tissue cutures since the plants I had ordered from our trading area arrived dead. So I decided to give them a try and they are pretty neat! The rotala tissue cultures are pretty small so it took a while for the plants to grow tall enough to get light above the rock.
The Dennerle filter has been awesome. Super quiet, I literally don't hear it unless my ears are an inch from the filter. Perfect for the office.
CO2 goes on 2 hours before the lights
Lights go on @ 2PM and runs for 8 hours with a 30 minute siesta in the middle of the photoperiod.
Water changes are all performed using RO water and remineralization with Bee shrimp GH+. Given a tank of this size, RO water is very simple to do at my desk.
Last edited by puopg; 05-02-2017 at 01:19 AM.
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