New 90G high tech planted tank
This is my second tank. started off with a small 4 gallon nano tank which is now a RCS tank. the 90G is a densely planted one with the following specs..
Size: 48"x 24"x 36"
Pressurized CO2 with inline reactor
Substrate: Mix of genesis (something like contro) and ada aquasoil
Filter: Eheim 2217
Lights: 4 T5HO each 54W. two with 6500K, one with 4000K and one with 8000K
Hours: 4 lights - 3 hours, 2 lights - 3 hours
Cycling: done with filter media from old tank added to canister
Parameters: ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 0
pH - 6.4
FIsh: as of now: 3 BN plecos to handle the algae bloom
Planning to add: 24 cardinals, 12 rummy nose, 12 harlequin, 6 ottos, 4 cockatoo cichlids.
Issues: * have got some green hair algae on the christmas moss tied to the driftwood. trying to combat that with cutting down lighting hours and spot treatment with excel. wondering whehther to add some floaters to reduce light intensity.
* Nitrate being zero. Its a new tank so how can it be zero. maybe cos its so densely planted. Shud i start ferts? will monitor serial values and update.
* got some dead spots. planning to add a powerhead to increase circulation. i know one eheim 2217 for a 90G is not enough but due to budget and space constraints i have no other option. maybe an additional HOB in the near future.