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Re: [Killietalk] Newbie
That is almost 6 watts per gallon, I would suggest heavily planting the tank, with CO2 and fertilizer, unless you are trying to grow light intensive plants such as Ricca you really have a lot of light. 4 watts per gallon is considered good light for a planted tank.
If you have no intention of planting then I suggest decreaing the lighting to 2 watts per gallon. Also why have carbon? I have never used carbon unless I wanted to remove medication from the tank.
Just my 2c worth :)
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DATE: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:45:05
From: "Mark & Peta" <mbethke at socal_rr.com>
To: <Killietalk at aka_org>
>Greetings , My name is Mark, I have the following , 50 gl FW set-up, twin 330's biowheel filters, two powerheads , lighting is by 6 48" 40 watt full spectrum bulbs staged at 2 on @ morning , four by midday, six by 2pm (1400) , then of in order starting @ sundown. Many live plants, community tank W/ everything from golden Killies to Violet Gobies. Everyone gets along. Feeding once daily with Frozen Brine shrimp/bloodworms, one a day with flake.
>Only problem is occasional algae blooms , Water changes @ 20% weekly, 80% monthly. Use Declor/stresscoat/leafzone
>My substrate is a mixture @ 4-6 in. deep of the following , 0,00,000 coral sand from florida(calcium carbonate), this makes up about 50% , the rest is jade/jasper/agate from gemstone beach in central California and hard carbon , the last material is changed out every 6 months ...
>Any suggestions ??
>Mark J. Bethke
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