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My first 20 Gallon High-tech Planted tank

JunaidAhmed

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Karachi, Pakistan
Hi Guys,

I started this hobby on May 2020 with the Walstad method but due to lack of knowledge it went really bad... so I learned some basics and re-established my tank with good light , new Soil and pressurized Co2 injection.

Introducing my first high-tech planted tank.

Tank size: 24x15x15 - Named: Nature Cube
Filter: Jebo 503 HOB (Not sure if it is good for long run)
Light: Micmol G3 Aqua Air (60W Planted) set to 40% intensity. (6 PM to 10 PM in the beginning)
Co2: Pressurized Co2 (1bps in starting) (5 pm to 10 PM
Diffuser: Bazooka Atomizer CO2 Diffusers
Water : RO Water ( Change daily 20%) (for the first 10 days - Completed) = (50% twice weekly)
TDS : under 130
Fertlizer: None (Need recommendations) A friend recommend (Dalch - FloraFer Green with Seachem Potassium)

Please let me know your suggestions.

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Alex Papp

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Hi,
Looks good, hope it's going well.
I have never heard of Dalch brand, but following someone elses successful tank is a good idea.

If you are a begginer I would look for something with NPK, Iron and Trace elements in it- for example TNC complete, Tropica green (personally I think this is bad value), APT complete (my reccomendation).

Alternatively, buy dry EI salts and mix them yourself.

Another option is to use individual seachem fertilisers in a lean regime (less trimming needed!!) I used this successfully. You might need to adjust slightly, just watch the plants grow.
week 1: After water change Flourish, then Monday K, Weds K+Fe, Fri K,
week 2: After water change Flourish, then Monday K, Weds, K+N,P,K, Fri K
(repeat)

Also, if you are not, remineralise the water with a GH boosting product (The plants need calcium and magnesium too). For example JBL Aquadur (this will boost KH too) or Dennerle's GH/KH+.

There are probably many other good brands available where you are-- as I say, just look for a fertliser that incudes NPK, Iron and Trace elements, or a fertiliser set where you can add the NPK seperately.

Good luck,
Alex
 

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