Join Date: May 2014
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Man, you guys are intense! Lol, I feel like I'm onstage at a TED talk. Before I begin providing details about this setup, I urge y'all to consider the fact that this is my first planted aquarium. This setup is a 55L that has been started 3 and a 1/2 months ago and is running 2 x 48watts t5-ho lighting fixtures (I made a typo on the first post - it's almost 2wpg but like someone pointed out, the PAR rating should be higher for T5HOs) . As for the PAR rating - forgive me, I have not measured it (still noob status). The lights come on at 11AM and turn off at 7:30 (8.5 hours total). I have two heaters but only one is plugged in because the heat provided by the lighting is more than sufficient to raise and stabilize the water temperature for the rest of the day. I apologize if Osmocote Plus is not considered as a dry fert because it is what I was referring to when I said "dry ferts". I stuffed the osmocote into 0 size gel capsules that were placed 3" deep in Caribsea Eco-complete substrate. In addition to the osmocote plus, I also dose seachem flourish comprehensive once a week. I hope I answered all of your questions and please forgive me for any grammatical and spelling errors for I am typing on an iphone.
Last edited by absidius; 08-22-2014 at 06:33 PM.