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Converting to the Tom Barr method-comments or suggestions?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Converting to the Tom Barr method-comments or suggestions?
- From: Dave Millman <dave at tactics_com>
- Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:10:54 -0700
To Tom and the group,
Tom's Estimative Index approach makes so much sense that I would like to
adopt it with as little alteration as possible. Would you please check my
figures? Thanks in advance!
* 72 gallon tank, approximately 65 gallons water, 24" deep
* 220 watts AHS CF lights & reflectors
* Weekly 32 gallon water change
* Pressurized CO2, target 23ppm (measured as KH 3, pH 6.6)
* KNO3 1/4 tsp 2x weekly
* K2SO4 1/8 tsp 2x weekly
* KH2PO4 rice grain 2x weekly (we eat small grained rice!)
* Seachem Flourish 10ml 2x weekly
* Seachem Iron 5ml 2x weekly
Do I have it right?
Tap water here has is liquid rock with 30+ ppm NO3, according to the water
district EPA report (I've seen a lab report from a home inspector showing
41ppm nitrate, but that's a single case). Instead, I use 100% RO water,
reconstituted with Kent RO Right to GH3, and baking soda to KH3.