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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2018, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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How long should I wait..?

... new set-up seems slow-going. How long should I wait before I start tweaking it? It's been running for about a month and I see little new growth. It's mostly anubias. Do they really grow that slow? Does co2 even help?
Tank is 120gallon with co2 & 2 kessil A80's Blackwater with small/medium sized ciclids and loaches with a healthy current
I have more lights but the subdued lighting seems more natural for the fish and I thought I could get away with it. Lights are on less than 6 hours a day. Co2 comes on 1st for an hour and is diffused inline through one of 2 pumps on this build. The other is in a wet/dry sump system to give maximum aeration for rheophiles
Jungle val, Christmas moss, java fern, susswassertang also in the tank
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2018, 11:29 PM
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Need some more info ...for a start:

- CO2 levels (pH drop from fully off-gassed to fully gassed)?
- Water parameters (KH, GH, NO3, PO4)
- Fertilizers (what, how much, how often)

Just about any light level is possible, as long as the above are not limited.
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yes anubias are probably your slowest growing plants around they are a very good starter plant


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