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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hello -- I recently migrated my 16g planted tank to a 29g. The 29g has eco-complete/tahitian black moon sand, 2x65w 6700k lights and CO2. I plan on ordering the following fertizilers:

CD-14124 Flourish Nitrogen (250 ml)
CD-923092 Seachem Flourish (250 ml)
CD-960572 Red Plant Nutrients (250 ml.)
CD-215000 Seachem Flourish Potassium (250 ml)

Are any of the above ferts not necessary since I have the eco-complete?

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The ferts you are mentioning are for the water column and have no bearing on the substrate. I am not sure of the Red Plant Nutrients you have mentioned as I have never used it but I would imagine it is the same as Flourish adding your micro's (nicely I might add) and could be a waste of money.

What are your plants going to be in this tank ?
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You can dose potassium and nitrates much cheaper with bulk chemicals from www.gregwatson.com
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Hey--

Buck, here's a list of the plants in the tank:

(3) Amazon sword
(5) Rosette sword
(4) Ludwigia repens narrow
(3) Didiplis diandra
(10) java fern on a piece of driftwood
(1) Cabomba caroliniana

Plants arriving on Tues:

(4) Glossostigma (Glossostigma elatinoides) (yeah!
(1) Ludwigia Broad Leaf Repens
(2) Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae)
(1) Crinum Calimistratum (Crinum Calimistratum)

Inhabitants are 10 neon tetras and ~7 ghost shrimps.


Thanks for the info Rex, I'll save myself a buck or two and go w/gregwatson.com.

I'll post pictures when I figure out how to snap a picture that looks like the ones in the gallery. I can't seem to get the lighting right. The pictures either come out with a big ole glare or is completely dark looking. Any tips on snapping pics with a digi?

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What kind of digi? Does it have an optical zoom? Macro capability? Fully automatic or manual adjustments possible?


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Wasserpest -- it is a Canon PowerShot S330 2mp

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http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/s330/specs.html

Please advise.
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Try turning your white balance down. It really helped me when I had glare problems. Don't use the camera flash either. That's the only advice I can give. Hope it helps.

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George -- that worked. Thanks for the info!

Here's a snap of my newly planted 29g tank.

http://www.tacohell.net/~law1ess/fish/29g_tank.jpg

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Looks good, I'd lower a little bit more though, you still have some glare.

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