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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Yo Guys!
Tank is 2.5weeks old.

Just installed Kessil A160WE Tuna Sun. Immediately my plants reacted by pearling vigorously. Look at those shimmers! Anyway, Here's my setup and dosing:

Innovative Marine Nano Fusion 10gallon tank
Overflow internal sump filtration
Normal aqua planting substrate
Seachem Flourish tabs
Kessil A160WE Tuna Sun with spectrum remote (lighting duration 10hrs)
ANS1000 cooling fan

Water temp is around 27-28c most of the time.
CO2 - 1 bubble every 1.5 - 2 seconds

Daily dosing:
- seachem excel
- seachem trace
- seachem iron
- liquid NPK (can't remember from which brand)

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Very pretty! Which fish are those?
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Kessil over a 10 gallon, without CO2 injection. Interesting...

Please keep us updated after 2 months.

Edit: Oh...you have CO2, missed that part in the description.

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Very pretty! Which fish are those?
Looks like harlequin rasbora, red line tetra, otocinclus and cherry shrimp.

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Kessil over a 10 gallon, without CO2 injection. Interesting...

Please keep us updated after 2 months.
OP stated he has Co2 injection. I would be more concerned over water parameters in 2.5 week old tank. I'm curious what they would be? Nothing wrong with fish in cycle in my view but its needs close attention.

Nice tank

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Yes I'm running co2.

The tank has been established for at least a year. Previously was a low tech setup before i re-scaped and converted it to high tech setup 3 weeks ago. So fishes and shrimps are very happy in it.

I have 1 harlequin rasbora, 3 red line tetras, 2 otos, 2 leopard cories and lots of yamato, cherry and red nose ghost shrimps.

Will provide more update soon.

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I am new to this hobby and started a 10 gal planted tank one month ago. So far my tank is going pretty well. I am getting a lot of runners on my dwarf hair grass which makes me really happy. My stem plants are growing like crazy too. I tried out dosing but had a lot of algae within of week of dosing. Gonna wait until my plants grow out more and use up all the nutrients in the substrate before I start dosing again.

Light:
Kissel a80 tuna sun

Substrate:
Azoo plant grower bed

Co2:
DIY citric acid / baking soda
1-2 bubbles per second
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Yesterday when I went back home, I saw there were plenty of green spot algae on the bottom of the tank glass, where the top substrate covered it. So I used a scrapper to scrapped off the algae, and of course unavoidably irritated the substrate and created some dirt to be stirred up. I didn't perform water changes as I just done it 2 days back. And 1 oto died this morning.

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1) one must perform water changes if substrate was disturbed. Especially on nano tank.

2) time to reduce my dosing a bit.

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Nice colored RCS
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I would cut lighting back personally, maybe 6 hrs. a day for the first while and gradually up once things get dialed in. What are your water parameters? and Co2 levels?

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I would cut lighting back personally, maybe 6 hrs. a day for the first while and gradually up once things get dialed in. What are your water parameters? and Co2 levels?



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I only measure my kh which is 3. Haven't got the chance to buy a test kits for the rest of the parameter. Once I have I will keep you guys updated.

Co2 is about 1 bubble every 1.5-2seconds.
Ph drop checker is at correct lime green.

I already tried reducing my dosing. Let's see if the algae issue comes back, otherwise I will also cut down my lighting.


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I only measure my kh which is 3. Haven't got the chance to buy a test kits for the rest of the parameter. Once I have I will keep you guys updated.

Co2 is about 1 bubble every 1.5-2seconds.
Ph drop checker is at correct lime green.

I already tried reducing my dosing. Let's see if the algae issue comes back, otherwise I will also cut down my lighting.

Currently my lighting duration is 10hours, but only about 6hours is at 60-80% intensity. The remaining 4 hours is around 5-59%.
So let's see if cutting down of dosing helps. If not I will reduce lighting duration too.


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Currently my lighting duration is 10hours, but only about 6hours is at 60-80% intensity. The remaining 4 hours is around 5-59%.
So let's see if cutting down of dosing helps. If not I will reduce lighting duration too.


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Manage to buy test kits today and got my water parameter measured.
Measurement was done during lights and co2 off.

Ph: 8
NH4: 0
NO2: 0
NO3: 20ppm
KH: 2

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Decided to reduce the lighting duration from 10hrs to 7hrs as the green spot algae keeps appearing on the tank glass.
I have also reduced the dosing of nitrate and phosphate.

All plants are growing very well.

Added more RCS.

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Had his same setup and loved it. No co2 so I had the light running at 35% for only a 2 hour duration then a long 4 hour ramp up and down. I would advise bringing the light as high up off the water as you can with the gooseneck. The Kessil, mostly any led really, is very high par just a few inches away then tapers off to a more linear par spread, this is more prevelant on single pendant leds. I think I had 6 or 7 inches off the water with mine, just have to get the gooseneck to bend tighter higher up. Even with co2 I wouldn't run more than 55% peak for more than 4 hours. Here's a pic of mine before I tore it down earlier this year when I moved.
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Had his same setup and loved it. No co2 so I had the light running at 35% for only a 2 hour duration then a long 4 hour ramp up and down. I would advise bringing the light as high up off the water as you can with the gooseneck. The Kessil, mostly any led really, is very high par just a few inches away then tapers off to a more linear par spread, this is more prevelant on single pendant leds. I think I had 6 or 7 inches off the water with mine, just have to get the gooseneck to bend tighter higher up. Even with co2 I wouldn't run more than 55% peak for more than 4 hours. Here's a pic of mine before I tore it down earlier this year when I moved.


Wow that's a very nice tank you had! And thanks for the advise!


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