90 Gallon Set Up
I set up a 90 gallon planted tank last November. After months of moving stuff around and trying to learn what grows best in my water here, I am starting to organize plants, well, sort of.... I still struggle with culling the plant list down to a real managed aquascape. It is actually more like a flower arrangement, using different stems for impact in different positions. Heres the plant list:
Ammania gracillis, blyxa japonica, cabomba furcata, crypt. undulata, didiplis diandra, eriocaulon cinereum, Hem. micran., HC, downii, limnophila aquatica and aromatica, ludwigia sp. arcuata, brevipes, cuba, pantanal, pogostemon stellatus thin and broad leaf, rotala sp. colorata, vietnam, "green", rotundiflora, nanjenshan, hygro. difformis and glosso. There are other plants getting started in there from clippings sent by other aquarists and I can't recall the names at the moment.
I have emperor tetras, rummy nose tetras, threadfin rainbows, otto's, 2 SAE,
1 gigantic Chinese algae eater that I can't catch and 5 rasbora. I also have about a dozen amanos and 40-50 cherry shrimp from by nano cherry breeder.
Anyway, I would appreciate your feedback. The base is flourite with a smattering of peat moss underneath. It also has injected CO2, Rena xP3 filter, UV sterilizer and power compact lights 0f 4.2 wpg.
PH of 6.3 - 6.6, NO3 of 5-10ppm, PO4 of 5-10 ppm, which is unusually high but I dosed for the first time with fleet last week and the PO4 went through the roof. It is slowly coming down. The plants actually responded with a spontaneous surge of growth with the overdose. KH out of the tap here is about 3.5 - 4.5.
I am getting ready to set up a smaller ADA tank as soon as I get it ordered through Jeff and the guys at ADG. I have read a lot of the detail regarding use of ADA substrate and I think I would like to try their "system" in a smaller (18 gallon) tank. Thanks again for taking a look. Darrell