Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

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Re: RE: Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby sushant » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:29 am

Ram wrote:I'm planning to set up diy CO2 for my tank but unsure of correct dosing. also shall I put PLL of 28w along with 2xts (14 w). would it create any imbalance and algae with my set up. im already facing brown algae, but I suppose it is a new tank syndrome. please advice me about my lighting as I have already spent close to 2000/- on plants and some of them died and others like HC are growing very slow.

DIY co2 for such a large tank would be difficult to maintain.

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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby PRATIK S. » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:54 am

We can do it but it will require 4 to 5 2l bottles of diy co2
Or
You can do pressurised one

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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:07 pm

Go for Liquid or Pressurized CO2 in place of DIY. It is not effective in big aquariums.
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Unread postby sushant » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:58 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Go for Liquid or Pressurized CO2 in place of DIY. It is not effective in big aquariums.

Liquid carb with vals???


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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby asheesh » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:39 pm

HC wont grow without very high light, last year i did a lot of experiments on Growing HC, it grows slowly and if parameters (Co2, Light and fetrz) are not good, its leaves starts turning Yellow and then entire plant vanishes and decays.

as per my Experiment, if you do a daily 10% water change then very less CO2 is required for HC (Glut/Excel works fine), however it requires very bright light.
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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby Ram » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:20 pm

Hi!
Now I replaced 20w CFL with 36W PLL. the present config is 2 X 14w T5 & 1 X 36W PLL = 64W. is it sufficient for my aqua.. I've also started dosing Glut (Cidex) 2ml thrice a week and setting up DIY CO2. Should I do anything else for my p[lants to grow? Im also changing 30% water twice weekly with RO water.

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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:55 am

What is the Cidex solution %. It thought it will around 2% solution and 2ml is not enough for your tank.
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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby sushant » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:14 pm

Vals won't grow well with glut.

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Re: Advice on lighting requirement for newly started 3ft panted tank

Unread postby Ram » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:53 am

I don't know the % as I collected if from our hospital. It was big can of cidex.