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[APD] RE: Joey's tank
>Hi Tom, Thanks for replying...I have a 40 G four foot long aquarium, just
recently my coralife 2x65w broke so i had to go back to using those lights
>shoplights i had lying around (each one holds two t12 40 watt bulbs). I'm
concerned that each shoplight will not put out exactly 80 watts since it's
shoplight-quality, and >the reflectors are not the best. In your opinion,
would those shoplights produce enough light for my tank? I'm deciding
between using 1 shoplight or i could fit two
>over it that would cover the entire top.
A 40w x 2 light is plenty for all plants I can think of on a 40 gal long.
>For CO2, I'm currently running two separate 2-liter bottles into two HAgen
CO2 diffusers side by side (it looks cool, all the people that come to my
home for bible
>study really dig the bubbles going up the ladder, myself included =D)
Stairway to Heaven?
>I'm feeding my fish twice daily, the fish load is medium (4 white clouds,
10 guppies, 2 mollies)
>Substrate is 100% flourite.. my water temperature is 74 degrees F ...
>i dry dose 1 tsp of KNO3, 2 ml of trace mix (Lilymiller Vitamin B1 Plant
starter with chelated iron), and add 1 tsp of Seachem's neutral
regulator(it has phosphate
>buffers in it) every two weeks after a 25% water change.
Split this up, add 1/2 teaspoon 2x a week of KNO3
4 mls of trace mix 2x a week
Do not use the neutral regulator at all, use the Fleet enema, 2-3 drops 2x
Do weekly 50% water changes.
This will do more for you than adding more light.
>Please feel free to critique any of my methods as i'm still learning....
>Also, in regards to the 2.1 w/gallon tank that had eusteralis, gloss, and
rotala, what is the water changing regimen, water quality, co2, fert
dosing regimen, etc.. i would >like to model my own tank after this one.
See above, the routine deltes some K2SO4, but it's unlikely you need it
relative to Nitrogen.
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