Hello to all experienced members of this forum. A little background about my experience and situation. I am fairly new to aquatic tanks. I have a non-planted 90 gallon (48x24x18 inches) tank since 2 years. I have been silent reader of plantedtank.net since last 2 years. Knowledge on this forum is the main attraction for me towards planted tank.
Planted tanks are very uncommon in my country, Pakistan. The only aquatic plants I can buy are Amazon swords and Anubias nana. Very occasionally we get some carpet plants from Thailand. Chemical of N, P, K are not available or sold separately due to risk of being used in explosives. My only option is to either use dirted tank OR use growmore water soluble fertilization (http://www.growmore.com/products/typ...ertilizer.html
). I am using 20 20 20 solution as thats the only product available here
These beautiful lush green planted tanks were becoming an obsession for me. So just to experiment what I can manage in this limited availability of things, I finally ordered some items from AliExpress. I am not too optimistic that things will turn out good but I need help like Tips and suggestions to make this into something.
The method of planting and setup is not one of best practices used in this hobby. But I had to try different in trying to achieve something with what I have available.
I received following items about 2 months ago.
1 - Aquatic plant seeds (some sort of grass seeds and probably glosso seeds).
2 - Chichiros 45cm light
3 - DIY CO2 setup
Lighting on below setup is a 13 watt Philips 6500K LED bulb. Chichiros was used on 10 Gallon setup coming below.
I setup a small 2-3 gallon bowl to test these seeds about 1 month ago. Here are its results. I am still not sure if these plants are aquatic or not. Some unknown sand at the base, then a layer of organic potting soil (some brand imported from UK) then some more sand.
Dry Start Stage (Day 4):
Misting water two times a day. Progress after 4 days.
Submerged at 7-8 days:
DIY CO2 was added on and off after submerged. Daily water changes around 30% with little bit of growmore fertilization every 2-3 days.
After 3 weeks of submerged growth:
Plant leaves have changed its shape. Probably changing from emersed to submerged growth.
Thanks for viewing
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