Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: baton rouge, la
general questions i'd love some answers to. please?
so i have a 38 gallon which is pretty well planted, and right now i'm running diy co2 along with 2.5 wpg for 10-11 hours a day, and am dosing flourish comprehensive 2x weekly with eco-complete as bottom half of the substrate and pea gravel on top. i do weekly 15-20% wc's. so, here are my list of questions:
1. i am about to add pressurized co2, along with the ADA style diffuser. to get the co2 spread around the tank, i am thinking about placing it underneath a powerhead and let it spray the bubbles around. given the specs, what rate (bps) should i introduce into my tank? i'm not going to be using a ph controller, so i will more than likely be letting it run 24-7. is this alright for the tank/fish?
2. i am currently fighting the bb/fuzz algae. from what i have been reading, the idea is that enough co2 will increase the plant growth therefore using up the nutrients faster than the algae can and it will die off. is this correct? i'm also going to be switching to a 6700k spectrum from a 10000k/actinic which i have read that high of a temp plus the actinic will increase algae.
3. i am running a uv sterilizer for about 6 hours daily. is there anything i should change about this, and why?
4. i was wondering whether or not as to add other suppliment like potassium, nitrogen, iron, etc. if so, will i constantly have to be monitoring the levels of each and keep them between certain levels, or should the comprehensive supplement i use already be enough? to help you further answer my question, here is my list of plants: cobamba, rubin sword, rotala indica, misc. bacopa, crypt. spiralis, tiger lotus, crypt. wentii, anubias coffeefolia, anubias petite, and will shortly be adding cardinal plants, and glosso.
that's about all i can think of for now. if i have anymore questions, i'll just add. i appreciate anyone taking the time to help out. thanks.
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