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13gallon low tech

Low tech 13 gallon Aqueon widescreen aquarium, ~ 24" x 16" x 8.5".



Substrate 1.5" bdbs and small short on height rocks.
stock hob Aqueon 10
Fluval Plant light

Plants on order:
Marsilea Hirsuta
Cryptocoryne Wendtii
Rotala Rotundifolia
Vallesnaria Spiralis
Water sprite.

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Tap water parameters:
pH 7.4
Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate. Phosphate = 0ppm's
kH 4
gH 5
tds ~160

Placed rocks in substrate


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Day 1
installed 8 Trive Caps into substrate
planted(condition recv'd from shipment):
water sprite(good specimen, multi-plants)
vallesnaria spiralis(one stalk, 3-4 brown with 4-5 green leaves)
crytocoryne wendtii(one healthy root system, all leaves don't look good, soft melted)
Note: filled only 2gals tap water with plants waiting for other plant shipment to arrive; dosed Prime accordingly for 2 gallons(.25 ml?)

Day 2
decided to fill more water for plants sake as remaining plants did not arrive as expected.
Note: total filled in ~12 gallons water(1.75" bdbs substrate and rocks accounted for a little more than 1gal of the 13gal aquarium)
Fluval 3.0 light settings set to 20% of stock Preset Plant settings for 6 hours
dosed: Prime accordingly for new water, 6ml Stability, .5ml Thrive(felt sorry for plants)

Day 3
planted:
rotala rotundifolia culture(practically all melted, a handful looks okay)
marsilea hirsuta culture(majority looks good)
dosed:
3ml Stability

Day 4
tested water:
pH 7.4
Ammonia 1ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
planted remaining marsilea culture
decided to use Dr. Tim's Ammonium Chloride Solution(48drops)
dosing Seachem Excel today to get plants acclimated to the use of it from this start up. Hoping I don't destroy my poor vallesnaria, crypt and whatever other plant that are reportedly affected.
dosed: 48 drops Dr. Tims Ammonium Chloride, 3ml Stability, 1.25ml Excel, 1.25ml Thrive, 1.5ml Trace


Day 5
Water test:
pH 7.4, Ammonia 2ppm, Nitrite .5ppm, Nitrate 10ppm
dosed 1.25ml Excel, 3ml Stability

Day 6
Water test:
Ammonia 2ppm, Nitrite .5ppm, Nitrate 10ppm
dosed 1.25 Excel, 3ml Stability

Day 7
Water test:
Ammonia 2ppm, Nitrite 1ppm, Nitrate 10ppm
dosed 1.25ml Excel, 3ml Stability

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Day 8
Water test:
Ammonia 2ppm, Nitrite 2ppm
observations: all jmo, rotala rotundafolia culture melting away, it was very small pieces that I salvaged from shipment; vallesnaria spiralis daughter shoot growing; crypticorne wendtii grows new leaves but those seem to melt after a couple of days; water sprite growing.

dose: 1.25ml Excel, 3ml Stability


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