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My 30 Gallon Planted Tank (W.I.P)

Sorry for not adding the a photo but here is the video link of my 30 gallon planted tank.

My 30 Gallon Planted Tank

Any comments, suggestion will be appreciated.

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Very nice! What are it's inhabitants?
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There is none yet. As i wrote on YouTube it's a 3-week-setup and i'm still waiting for the cycle to complete. I am thinking to add Amano Shrimps after 3 weeks, though.
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its good, the hairgrass just needs to fill in and itll be a nice jungle.

just a tip: cameras are usually better for taking pics then camcorders, they have higher quality images. camcorders are really only for if you want to show your fish spawning or something, otherwise, its much easier to see the tank in a collection of stills.

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Yes, you're right. Parvulus still needs time to fill in. Thanks for the tip by the way.
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Should i add some reddish plants or just keep it simply green?
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If your wattage is above 3.5-4.0 watts per gallon, give it a shot...
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I am sorry to say that but it is not. I have 2*24 watt T8 fluorescents which came with the tank. Is it a vital problem or just slow-grow thingy?
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the plants will grow "ok" at that level, but they just won't sport the bright yellows, pinks, or reds... you really need at least 3.5 IME to get good reds and pinks...although 4.5+ is better...
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Thank for your concern. And you have any design or other tips for the tank at present?

Tank specs;

80*40*40cm

Substrate; peat, florite, zeolite, lavalite, creek sand

Co2; With a DIY vortex reactor, 1bps

Weekly %20 water changes, and illumination is 2*24w T8/7 hours a day

Ferts; Adding on monday, wednesday and friday N, P, K, Fe and trace elements.
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don't add iron and micros at the same time as the macros...it will cause problems...


add some hardscape...it will strengthen the scape... add some different leaf shapes
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don't add iron and micros at the same time as the macros...it will cause problems...
HUh? I have been doing this for many many years. I've never had a problem. What kind of problems are you refering to?
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don't add iron and micros at the same time as the macros...it will cause problems...
Then the other day?


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add some hardscape...it will strengthen the scape... add some different leaf shapes
That's something i really ought to think in the first place. Now it will be a real pain in the as*.

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I think he's talking about the potential for the precipitation of Iron Phosphate (FePO4)...this is something you need to concern yourself with too much, unless your pre-mixing your fertilizers and dosing the solutions together...When you dry does into a tank i think the volume helps minimize this risk...
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I think he's talking about the potential for the precipitation of Iron Phosphate (FePO4)...this is something you need to concern yourself with too much, unless your pre-mixing your fertilizers and dosing the solutions together...When you dry does into a tank i think the volume helps minimize this risk...
Thanks for the clarification. Everything I dose is in separate solutions. I don't think I am having any problems beacuase it seems that the more I dose the faster things grow!
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