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10G Tonina...Now a 29g

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Florabase
KH 0-2/RO H20+Tap
Temp 72/76
Pressurized C02
2213
Light, 8 hrs


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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 08-07-2005, 11:33 PM
 
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Wow! Craig,
They sure took on a growth spurt!

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Looks good, i'm doing the same exact thing as you are with the baby tears being small and growing out bigger.
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Wow, you add peat with florabase? How low is the ph, I know that tonina likes low ph and soft water.
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Dang Craig, that is some beautiful lookin Tonina...what the heck are you runnin for watts on that with only 6-8 hours needed ?
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Growth spurt is about right, they grow nicely! howdy bill, good to see you join buddy

Turtlehead, it does like it alot, I have no idea what the ph is, I have not done a test in some time, and the last time I did, it was 6.0 on my low range kit, which only goes to 6.0/7.6

Jdinh, I do not have any baby tears in this tank..but good luck with your's.

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Buck, it's a single 36" 30watt Powerglo standard light kit that came with my 46, it does have a good reflector, the tank started as a temporary solution for the tonina, just to see how they fair, well they have done good.
I am thinking of a larger tank...I have other lights laying around for whatever I decide.

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That 30W seems to keep it very happy , with that bulb you could even stick another 10 gallon next to it as a "temp" tank.
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with that bulb you could even stick another 10 gallon next to it as a "temp" tank.
Ha, I thought about that...

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Very very nice. I hear you on the green spot stuff. I've got a bit of it on both Tonia species I'm trying to grow. I've come to the conclusion that GSA is not due to phosphate levels (or lack thereof) since mine out of the tap is over 5!!

I might try removing mine into a smaller tank like you have! Well done!

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beautiful tank, I love tonia sp, maybe i should try them again.......

About GSA, mine was terrible with my p04 around 5ppm and no3 at 40-50ppm, now i'm back to letting my tank take it's natural course, about 0.5ppm po4, and 5ppm no3, it's still there but so much less. I may try bringing things up a touch to see if it goes away.


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Thanks guys.
I have been growing Tonina for nearly 3 years now, there is not alot of info on the net about how to grow it.

Trial and error has brought me to this.
The ideal condition for Tonina Sp to grow
Ph 6.0~6.8
Kh: 0~2
Temp: 26~28C
Lighting: 2.5~3 watts per gal for 6~8 hours. no more, if light cycle is to long, Tonina will collect the undesirables.
Adequate nutrients, NPK Trace
Acidic sub, addition of peat.
I will have some for sale soon....
Hope that helps!

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Great info on the Tonina, Craig.

They sure look nice, but those are some pretty rigid requirements. Perhaps that's why there isn't a lot of it out there.

Thanks for sharing,
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Thank you Brian, and you are very welcome, rigid? yes indeed, but worth it, The beauty, lime green color and the Crown they display are amazing....

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Very very nice. I hear you on the green spot stuff. I've got a bit of it on both Tonia species I'm trying to grow. I've come to the conclusion that GSA is not due to phosphate levels (or lack thereof) since mine out of the tap is over 5!!

I might try removing mine into a smaller tank like you have! Well done!

Try checking to see if your Potassium/Nitogen levels are balanced for green spot algae.


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