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  1. tgc

    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    Little update :)
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    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    I am just playing with the settings of the AI Prime LED to get a suitable spectrum..
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    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    My initial plan was to have 2 diffusers, one under each outlet from the return, it would be quite easy to place one in the return chamber though so I will keep that in mind as well, thanks.
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    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    Well the tank is now empty and currently going through the cleaning process. Just writing the shopping list! :D
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    Substrate amount

    Thanks guys
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    Substrate amount

    How much substrate would you recommend for a footprint of 3'x2' and what depth would you say if I wanted it to slope towards the rear. Cheers Tim
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    "Perfect" water

    Fantastic Darrel, allow me some time to digest :D
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    "Perfect" water

    Ok that is good information thanks. Have there been any studies into the use of individual elements being dosed into planted tanks?
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    "Perfect" water

    This is what I am getting at, in the SW world the nutrients are taken up by the macro algae and the animals by making sure they have what they need to thrive in a controlled manner, so why can't that be done in FW? I will come back to other accumulations later, one thing at a time :D Dont get...
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    "Perfect" water

    Yes that I get as it is the same reason most people say for the SW side, but what are the natural ways of dealing with nutrients?
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    "Perfect" water

    How do you measure fish hormones in your water?
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    "Perfect" water

    The expense of Triton depends on what you are comparing it to. It is basically the same as baling but with the added knowledge gained from accurate water testing, so you are dosing accurately and not guessing, like you do with most other methods, including EI for FW I guess. If you just do it...
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    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    Yep thanks Martin I understand that. I will look at upgrading the return.
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    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    Thanks for the reply Martin. The plumbing on the sump is silent so noise is not an issue at all. The first chamber I will try to reuse the Siporax for bio media and will also run fine filter socks. Turn over speed I will look at, currently probably around 5-6x
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    Changing over from marine to FW planted

    Hi Guys I have an opportunity to change one of my tanks over from a marine macro algae seahorse tank to a freshwater planted. I would obviously like to re-use as much of the equipment as possible to keep to changeover costs to a minimum. The tank itself is a sumped 3ft optiwhite rimless...
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