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[APD] RE: growing Gloss
> Start date: December 28, 2004
> Tank: 20 gallon
> Filter: 2213 Ehiem Canister - no carbon used.
> Lighting: 2x65 watt 6700K Power compact (only one of the 65 watt bulbs is
> used, the other one is turned off)
> Substrate: 3-4 inches of Red Sea Florabase Gravel
> CO2 injection: Yeast through diy external reactor via canister outflow to
> spray bar.
> Water Chemistry: PH: 6.8 (night)-7.2 (day), KH: 4-5, GH: 8-10
Try keeping the pH lower using only CO2 gas in the 6.7-6.8 ranhe during the
This is going to cause you issues with most fast growing plants and even
the slow growers.
> Ferilization: Seachem tab root, in addition to 5 ml of Tropica Master
> and 3 ml of Seachem Postassium every 2 days
> Maintainance: 2 gallon water changes every 2 days.
Try weekly water changes, 50% etc.
Try adding KNO3 2x a week to start, maybe 3x a week later if things look
good and plant biomass increased a fair amount.
1/4 teaspoon etc 2x a week should perk things up and negate the use of the
Potassium from the SeaChem product.
> I know i have enough light with just one 65 watt bulb on cause my Rotala
> rotundifolia is red and the glosso is growing
> horizontally (with 130 watts the glosso was growing under the gravel).
> I think my CO2 is good cause all through the day all my plants are
Not near the end of the day.
Gloss does not like to be nitrogen limited either.
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