pointers on liquid ferts

mikeljojo

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Hi,

Until I can get my head around mixing dry ferts, can anyone give me some pointers on a good alll round liquid fert that I can use in the mean time?

I have a Juwel Rio 125, with x2 45w T5 tubes. DIY CO2. I've used ADA Powersand S as a base layer beneath Aquasoil. I think I read somewhere that when using Powersand, lay off the ferts as this will do the job for the first couple of months???? :?

Anyone got any pointers please on the above?

Cheers,

Mike.
 

Ed Seeley

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I'd dose straight away even with Aquasoil and PS. If you want a simple dosing system then Tropica Plant Nutrition Plus seems to be the best all in one solution. You can dose it daily and at much higher rates than the instructions state.
 

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Gosh, 90 watts of T5 on a 30 gallon tank? In the "first couple of months" you'll have an algae farm if you don't do any water column dosing. Check the dry dosing article. Not much head wrapping necessary=> viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1211

If this seems to difficult then TPN+ is an all-in-one liquid product=>http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=208&products_id=1038

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Looking on the Juwel site the Rio125 does usually come with 2x28 watts. It's the 180 that now comes with 2x45 watts.

Shame I got mine about 11 years ago really. :D

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mikeljojo

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ceg4048 said:
Gosh, 90 watts of T5 on a 30 gallon tank? In the "first couple of months" you'll have an algae farm if you don't do any water column dosing. Check the dry dosing article. Not much head wrapping necessary=> http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1211

If this seems to difficult then TPN+ is an all-in-one liquid product=>http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=208&products_id=1038

Cheers,
Hi,

Had a quick look at the article mentioned above - seems like an excellent guide. Will take a proper look tonight to try and digest as much as I can. Might need to call on you again though to check my calculations for my Juwel 180!!

Might just buy a bottle of TPN to be getting on with in the mean time.

Many thanks,

Mike.
 

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