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Re: [APD] My New 90 gallon Setup
I'm certainly not an expert, but I think you need NPK and C to grow
plants, whether they are in water or in your garden. So, if I were
you I would start lightly dosing some Greg Watson KNO3 and KH2PO4, and
I would use Seachem Excel for carbon, which could get expensive fast.
However, there are some recent posts by Tom Barr about doing low tech
tanks, and those would be your best source of real expert advice -
that's my advice anyway.
On Monday, January 2, 2006, at 02:29 PM, Beth Lang wrote:
> My 90 gallon tank has been cycled for about 2 weeks now. I used
> Biospira as
> I couldn't stand to wait the 6 weeks it would take to cycle. It is a
> partially planted tank with half fluorite, half gravel. Right now
> there are
> only 7 fish in there which I plan to slowly build up. The lighting is
> a hair over 2.4 wpg. I have no plans right now to start messing
> around with
> C02. I tested the water today and ammonia is 0, nitrites 0, ph 7.4
> nitrate 0.
> The plants seem to be doing well but I am seeing long stringy algae,
> especially on the driftwood. There is the start of brown algae on the
> walls. Last week I spoke to someone at the LFS and he suggested that I
> start fertilizing. I said not yet but now I'm thinking I should.
> Experts, please advise a beginner on what my next steps should be.
> p.s. I ordered my garden tools from AZ Gardens yesterday.
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