Dosing/Wc "system" suggestions - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-11-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Dosing/Wc "system" suggestions

I have a 55 gal. planted tank in my sunroom in CT. It's lit by a single 40 watt fluorescent plant light and ambient light. I have a gallon of Greg Watson's PMDD mixed 12 TBS/gal., and the ability to dose up to 8 x day, any volume I wish. (I make & sell dosing pumps). I can also do automatic water changes since the overflow is piped outside. What "scheme" or regimen for dosing and changing the water should I use, and what should I look for in making adjustments to it? When will I know I'm dosing too much? The tank has angels & rasboras (6 or so of ea.) which I feed daily.
Thanks in advance for your input!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-11-2006, 10:42 PM
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You really are short of light for growing plants with lots of fertilizing. At the growth that you can expect with that amount of light, just fertilizing lightly once a week should be adequate. It would also help to add CO2 as another fertilizer.

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