need help fine tuning tank ferts and lights!
So I need some help from the experts. 55 gallon moderately planted tank needs some love. Tank parameters are:
Substrate:dirt with 2.5 pounds of clay mixed in and capped with fluorite
Lighting:current satellite plus led 4 on/4 off/4 on/12 off
Penn plax 1200 canister filter
Ferts: once a week (dry) 1/16 KNO3, 1/16 KH2PO4, 1/16 K2SO4, micro not on same day 1/16 CMSplus ..B
Excel 3 ml 2-3 Times a week
Water changes:50%every two weeks
Plants:jungle Val, giant hygro,wisteria,Sagittarius platyphila,crypt wendetii red and green, java fern,bacopa moneri,enchinodorus bleheri,tiger lotus,rotala,brazillian penneywort,anubius,ludwiga oval leaf, pearl weed and a couple other swords unsure if name
So my goal is to have a lush low tech moderatly growing scape. I cut way back on KNO3 due to my high stock of fish, and started dosing both potassiums because I had lots of pinpoint holes in leaves. I figured I will start low in ferts and increase as weeks go by if deficiencies occur by looking at my plants. So I really need direction on my lights,is the current satellite enough or change? ( I also have a fixture that I can put 4 fluorescents in) and is excel enough?Any comments or recommendations would be great. Thank you!
Last edited by osbora; 07-20-2015 at 11:52 PM.