Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Kentwood Michigan
Tips on how to get off to a great start on plants growth/lushness?
Hey guys, so I recently set up another dirted tank, paired with some fluval stratum and seachem flourite. It's my 36 gallon bow front. Manzanita and Dragonstone hardscape. Currently I have a Finnex Ray II that is putting off about 50-60 Par at 17", correct me if I am wrong. I have a photo period from 9:30 am- 7:30 pm above some low-medium light plants. It's honestly a great LED that I'd love to pair with another Finnex product down the road, so feel free to throw in some suggestions. I have a 5 lb C02 tank hooked up currently on a timer that starts and ends and hour before my photo period. I dose every Saturday with API leaf zone, I guess it's an Iron and Potassium solution. I know that when you initially plant your plants, they will have a little bit of a melt. Haven't seen that yet, but a tiny bit of Algae has grabbed hold of a very few Rotallas. Should I up my C02 from the current 3 bbps? My goal is to get strong plant start off for a healthy future. I also would like suggestions on good canister filters. I have a Penguin Whisper 200 HOB but its large and I like the aspect of Bio-media. Anyways, that should wrap it up. Feel free to ask questions or give your two cents.