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Asking for Trouble??

johnny70

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1 Dec 2007
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636
Location
Bakewell, Derbsyhire
I have a heavily planted tank 30x12x12" with 2x24w over tank luminaire on it, I have taken one of the lamps out when I first setup the tank as I didn't want to go OTT with light as its not got pressurised CO2 so has been running with just 24w of light.

Now should I stick in the other lamp now things have been going well? I daily dose(see below) with micro/macro and easycarbo. Filtration and circulation are around x10 volume :wideyed:

Planting is mainly crypts and Echinodorus.

Ph 6.8
Kh 0/1
Gh 6
Temp25ºc

Dosing wise using;
6tsp Potassium Nitrate
3tsp Potassium Phosphate
12tsp Magnesium sulfate (been using this for only a week, using GH booster before)
1000ml water

2tsp Trace
1000ml Water

Dosing 20ml of 1st mix 3 x a week
and dosing 20ml Trace 3 x a week
Dosing 6ml eastcarbo daily

30% water change every 7 days
 

Superman

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29 Jan 2008
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1,804
Location
Cheltenham
Just doubling the intensity could give you problems, I would cut down the photoperiod to cope as with more light you'll need to dose more and inject more co2. Therefore a shorter photoperiod would help you take time to perfect the right dosing and co2 before you get any problems.

I have 2x39w T5 over my 3 ft tank without any real problems now but taking it steady at first will pay off in the future.
 

nry

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23 Oct 2007
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Location
Cumbria, UK
Is it all growing and going well? If so then stick with the lighting you have :)
 
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