what ferts/lighting?! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
what ferts/lighting?!

I am thinking of setting up a nano I've got the tank and found filter. In a small tank what should I use a ferts, I've got root medic tabs or will I need more?

Also what kind of lights shall I use there is a lot of led light about but dont know what strength is the best?!

thanks a lot

18 gallon long riparium

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


my sleeves


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
luke20037 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
NeonFlux's Avatar
 
PTrader: (149/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,585
Hey Luke, you should use Seachem's Flourish every week as NPK and Trace.

Try out some low light plants like java ferns, java moss, anubias, and crypts, these are good beginner plants. So give the low light plants a go first, then decide if you want to go high tech later. Don't start buying plants that require high light and etc; you would be wasting your money..

As for your lighting, I would suggest getting small 15 watt CFL daylight bulbs; these work nice if you have to use bulbs as lighting.

20 gallon - Sulawesi Golden rabbit snails/Japanese Trapdoor snails/RCS/Marbled crayfish tank
55 gallon - Rainbowfish Dutch scape low-tech planted tank

250 gallon - Community Tiger Oscar/Red hook silver dollar/Silver dollars/PB Jack Dempsey/Clown loaches/Tinfoil barb/Roseline sharks/Bala shark Monster fish tank
NeonFlux is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
I'm fine to go high tech after keeping tanks for a few years, just didnt know if there was any variations moving to a smaller tank?

18 gallon long riparium

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


my sleeves


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
luke20037 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 02:35 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Aphyosemion's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,073
Send a message via Yahoo to Aphyosemion
No, not really. It is basically the same routine on a smaller scale. The only thing I do differently with a nano is that I mostly only add trace ferts instead of the whole NPK + trace routine. I wouldn't suggest that for a large tank, but on a nano scale it seems to work fine.

Two 1 GA desktops, a 5 gallon, a 2.5 gallon, a 10 gallon, a 20 gallon, a 25 gallon, and two 75 gallon tanks, all planted.
I am an expert on algae, so ask me if you have questions. I know how to grow it, just not how to get rid of it.
Aphyosemion is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome