Tourney's Osaka 260 journey

StevenA

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Thank you :) It's only 18 days old now, so once I add a few more plants and do a bit of trimming it should start to look better still. I keep tweaking some of the plant layout now and then, and I think parts of it will change in one way or another, but so far I'm quite happy with the progress.
 

StevenA

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It's my Osaka's 21st birthday today, well in days anyway ;) , so I thought I'd add an update. Here it is after it's 1st trim, and a little messing around with Photoshop Elements 7.

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The Blyxa is starting to fill in a bit.

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Here is one of the flourishing Aponogeton crispus.

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And the last two pictures show the Boyu glass check valve from AE and the new FE and reg setup( thanks to Dan Crawford and Forest for those items)

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I've bought a Hydor Koralia 2 on Ebay to improve the flow, and am still thinking of setting up an autodosing system for the home made all in one ferts.
 

beeky

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What are the two leaves appearing behind the wood just above the anubias? They look interestingly crinkled! Some kind of Aponogeton?
 

StevenA

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If it's the leaves I think you mean, then yes its Aponogeton crispus. There is some more above the Java fern and to the right of the Java fern. :) Seems to be growing really well in there :)
 

StevenA

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Just got home from work and my wife has bought me half a dozen Rummy Nose Tetras for Valentines day (and yes I know it's tomorrow ;) ) :D Bless her, she knows me very well. They look great shoaling together, I will definately get some more in a few weeks. Thank god she did'nt leave them in the bag, wrap them up and give them to me tomorrow :lol: Thanks Lex love you loads :D
 

Tony Swinney

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Great present !

I have shoal of 30ish rummys in with the discus, and they are great to watch, and do stay together as a shoal nearly all the time.

Tony
 

StevenA

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I've got all the ingredients together for the all in one auto fert dosing, including a bargain s/h Aquamedic sp3000 dosing pump :D Where is the best place to work out how much of each ingredient to mix and how much to dose in this 260L tank?
 

Superman

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I think the idea would be to make the mixture from what you are already dosing, unless you go the DIY TPN+ route.
I'm hopefully going to start auto dosing like you and Paulo soon too.
 

StevenA

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Yeah I'll be using the same Nitrate, mono Phosphate, and Trace that I use already, with the addition of a couple of other bits, but I want to know how to work out how much of each ingredient to mix in either a 1 litre or 2 litre bottle, and also how much to dose each day in ml. The dosing pump does 40ml per minute, would that be enough or would I need to up this somehow? Don't mind doing the calculations myself, just need to know how to do them :?
 

Tony Swinney

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Hi Tourney

LD ran my tank size through Nutricalc (its doesnt work on Mac's :rolleyes: ) to give me the dosages to add 3 times per week, so if you want to make up a 35 day supply (which you'd basically replace on the 1st of every month for simplicity) then multiply your weight in grams by 15 ( from: 3(no.of doses per week) / 7 (to get back to daily amount) x 35 (days supply)).

Add the measured powders to 1400ml of RO water to make up the solution (40ml / day x 35 days)

Hope that makes sense !!! :D

Tony
 
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