I'm in the transition to a planted tank and my plants will arrive next week, but after some reading about fertilizer I have some question. Here's my tank setting:
Tank dimension: 5 ft length x 18 inches width x 2 ft height
Plants: most fast growing and hardy plants, and a few anubias nana, peacock moss, java fern and Cryptocoryne petchii
Livestock: 1 silver arowana (1ft), 3 severum cichlids, 2 parrot cichlids, 1 blackghost, 2 track tire eel, 1 small albino pleco.
Fertilizer: 00 size gel-cap of osmocote plus (1 per 6 inches), Flourish per direction, Fe/Mg per direction
Lighting: 13W T2 light 950 Lumen 6500K x 2
CO2: pressurized CO2 system, a drop checker is in place.
Filtration: Fluval 106 and 306.
When I'm researching about iron supplement, I came across PPS system and I'm particular interested in the Classic one. I know many aquarium hobbiest use PPS-Pro but I feel like PPS Classic fits me more because my goal is to have a well balanced tank without the need for frequent water change.
My question is, with the Osmocote plus in the substrate, do I still need the PPS fertilizer in water coloum? It seems redundant but I want to know if that will be good supplement. I also want to know if my lighting will be enough? It's a T2 lighting so it's more efficient than T5, but how do I do the PAR or watt per gallon conversion?
Thank you all for the input and advice in advanced :grin2: