Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
hi there, I am new to planted tanks. Mine has been up and running for 2-3 weeks or so. I live in Louisiana, my water is 8.2ph out of tap, so I add almost 50% ro water. It gives me kh of 7, 6.8 ph, with co2 25-30ppm, no3 5-7ppm, p04 .5ppm, for now I have like 2.9watts/gal. I may go odno if glosso dont grow.< haha.
I notice good growth with stargrass, rotala, gloss, and repens, the others have been in the tank about a week.(both hygros, java fern, crypts).
I have been monitoring the phosphates and nitrates and both have stayed the same .5ppm and 5-7ppm for the 2-3weeks the tank has been running.
Is this normal in a new tank? I assume I do not need to start dosing yet.
Also not sure how to post a pic?