advice needed

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by welshwizard, 1 May 2009.

  1. welshwizard

    welshwizard Member

    27 Mar 2008
    hello, i have juwel rio 180, which is currenty going through algea out break. i am going to redo the tank in a few weeks, equiptment for the new set up is:
    eheim ext filter = 1025 lph
    eheim ecco 300 = 700 lph
    2 x 45w t5, 1 juwel nature & 1 arcadia plant pro j5
    presurized co2 with solinoid & ceramic diffuser (if needed)

    i have got bog wood & some rocks but will buy more

    i currenty use eco complete but i dont like it, the gains size are so different is size from bag 2 bag, i want to use ada aquasoil but im not sure how to cycle it correcty or how much i need for good thick bed, tank size 100cmx40cm

    my tap water stats are ph = 7.1, kh = 5, gh = 8, i plan to dose with tropica & change 50 lts per week, which would be about 1/3 of water after substrate & rocks & plants are in, i want to use some of the plants from the current set up which are crypt wenditi green, echindorus ezlot, jave fern (cant spell its fancy name) & sturgoyne sp,

    i will have lights on for 7 hours per day with a cover over tank when lights not on.

    i dont mind using c02 if i need it, i really want this to work better than my last effort

    my questions are
    1 = how to cylce ada aquasoil to limit leeching
    2 = is my plant selection ok
    3 = can anyone see a problem with this plan
    4 = do i need c02

    thanks for any help
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

    3 Jul 2007
    I have a tank just like that and wrote a tutorial based upon it here. It might answer your questions.

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