Rescape: Fluval Edge - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Musclecar67's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Passaic County NJ
Posts: 92
Arrow Rescape: Fluval Edge

Hello everyone,
With my recent plant deaths (HC and U. Sword) I have come to realize I need a better substrate. I have always dosed with Flourish, but as I browsed the forum I realized I didn't have my facts straight. So here is my plan, Ill be out today getting supplies.

Substrate:
Eco-Complete, With my current gravel on the bottom for the beneficial bacteria, drainage, and look.

I decided between ADA Amazonia & Eco-Complete because they last long, have a high nutrient absorption capacity, have essential nutrients, and the texture I needed to grow my plants esp HC. I went with Eco as its easy to add (no washing) and it doesn't raise the PH or Nitrate levels as Ive heard with ADA.
I also just finished my tank cycle and I have 3 tetras and a betta fish, so I dont want to kill them in the process.

Plants: Replant my water sprite, HC, Hairgrass, more java moss, and a new sword plant. (Any Suggestions as to a sword type that is easy to take care of?)

Lighting: I have the newer 21 LED system on my Edge, and above the tank I have a LED lamp rated at 5k Kalvin, 1100 Lumen @ 90 watts.

CO2: I have just received my GLA Atomic 45mm diffuser, Aquateck Solenoid Regulator, and My 20oz Canister. I will be running 1bpm for the first week, then 2-3 after depending.

Fertilizers: Flourish Liquid, Flourish Excel, Flourish Iron, and Potassium. And eventually root tabs. Does this sound sufficient?

A few questions,
1. How long until I add root fertilizers?
2. A good website to research what plants are root heavy feeders or not?
3. How do you keep your HC to the ground? (I got some fine netting to place on top and use some gravel to hold it)

Thanks everyone for your help!
Check out my tank here http://youtu.be/d1qrD9BCLaI (Please comment )
Ill be posting Pic's as I rescape the next few days.

Rob
Musclecar67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 06:32 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Denver, CO.
Posts: 1,084
If you're running a Co2 injection system then there's no need for the Flourish Excel, as for fertilizers I personally use dry ferts, and spend less money on them. With liquid supplements you're pretty much paying for something that's mainly water in the bottle, with dry ferts it allows you to mix up a batch with more actual fertilizer then water.

45g Long - High Light Planted Tank / 30g - Plant Grow Out Tank / 100g Tank - currently resealing
xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 07:12 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: York, Pa
Posts: 355
That water sprite will eventually consume your entire tank. I had some and the roots spread like crazy and also shaded the other plants so much they died. I had to pull it out.
smokaah is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Musclecar67's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Passaic County NJ
Posts: 92
Musclecar67 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