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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by niko View Post
Hmm... Think about something:

You run your tank using 3 fertilizers - N, P, and Fe/Traces. Ok, four - add the 30 ppm CO2.
Do you think that an aquarium is more than that?

Try to lower the N to about 20. And adjust the P to about 1. Change big amounts of water. That is what EI suggests - N between 5 -20, P between 0.5 - 2.0, and big water changes. Adjust all other fertilizers according to EI.
What do you think it will happen? Here it is again: Do you think that an aquarium is more than that?

Go back to basics. For example find out what is "clean water". It would help to learn how the Japanese run their planted tanks.

A good idea is also to make sure that the test kits you are using actually work. Cheap kits can show you only a trend, but don't believe absolute values too much.

And that is how it goes... Not exactly the way it appears on an internet forum.
Not sure exactly where you are going with this but yes i understand there are more factors.

Originally Posted by mistergreen View Post
4x 54w T5HO is a lot. Two bulbs is more than enough. You can raise the lights up 2-3 feet from the substrate.
The lights are built into the hood so i cannot raise them. Using only 2x54w with reflectors a better idea? Or maybe 4x54w without?
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