New planted Tank with Co2 / EI Dosing
Dear Fellow members,
I have about 6 months of experience with maintaining a Low-tech planted tank, and I am interested in setting up another tank with co2 and all .
I have purchased everything and about to set my tank up next week and would like to have some tips and suggestiong to avoid doing anything wrong.
Tank : ~180L ( 37”x16”x21” Glass tank)
Substrate: Aquasoil Amazonia ( I have 3 bags of 9L each )
Filter: Fluval 307 External Canister Filter
Light: SUNSUN ADS900C LED Lights ( 80W )
Plants: Tissue Culture Plants:
Foreground : HC Cuba, S. Repens, Eleocharis Parvula, Monte Carlo, A.R. Mini
Midground: Crypt. Wendtii, Lobelia Cardinalis, Blyxa japonica, Cyperus Helferi
Background: R. Macrandra, Ludwigia Glandulosa, R. Rotundifolia, P. Palustris, L Repens Red, Cabomba
Fish : Amano Shrimp, Blue Shrimp, Siamese Alge Eaters,
School Of Neon Tetra.
Fertilisers : I have got an EI Fert Kit Macro and Micro Nutrients
I Intend to start with Fishless for about 2 months before adding Fish.
I can seed with some gravel from me existing tank.
I put up the substrate, plant the plants, fill up with water, get the filter running and set the LED lights for 4 hrs a day.
Day 2 – Day 10 : Do 50% water change daily.
Day 11-Day 20 – 50% water change alternate day
Day 21 onwards – 50% change Weekly.
1. When should I start adding the fertilisers and the EI Dosing ?
2. When Planting, should i fill water after planting ? or should i just moisten the soil and spray plants with water ?
Since i am going to plant Tissue culture plants, i believe the roots wont be that developed so the plants may float out ?
Am i doing or planning anything incorrectly ?
Last edited by gauravag; 09-26-2019 at 07:30 AM.
Reason: Added a question