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post #21 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 01:15 PM
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I would agree that if you're going to have that much light, you should use CO2 injection. I think you'd need CO2 for the hairgrass as well.
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post #22 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 02:39 PM
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The hairgrass always grew so wonderful in my tanks, like a lil patch of lawn going across the 55's (No no CO2 no fert's used).

What's your current pH & KH reading in this tank???

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My current PH is at 7.5. However, the Co2 system will allow me to electronically set the pH. I will be looking gradually lower the pH since most of the plants I listed prefer slightly acidic water.
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post #24 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 03:12 PM
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What's your KH with this?

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post #25 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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I really appreciate all of your responses. I apologize if I sound defensive on any of the issues we've discussed in this thread. It has just been a frustrating learning process at times. You talk to ten different people and get ten drastically different opinions on how to effectively set up and maintain a planted aquarium. I am trying to condense everyone's opinions and form the best possible conclusion for myself. But again, everyone's opinions are greatly appreciated.
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post #26 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 03:22 PM
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And you'll always fin that, there's no such thing then "one way and one only" in the tank world. What works for one will not work at all for another one etc because there's simply TOO many factors that can influence it, slightest differences in parameters, lights, substrate used, close or far to natural sunlight from outside, amount w/c etc etc I mean this list is ENDLESS and so are the options what to do.
Over time you will find what works best for you & your tank

The only reason I asked about your combo of pH and KH is to see what your current CO2 level is. While its great for plants, it can be not so great any more if you're already having a high CO2 in there and then add even more. Is all about the right balance in the fish world

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post #27 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and to answer your previous question. My alkalinity is about 100 ppm. I have very hard water also.
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post #28 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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To go back to the original topic of this thread. I found one of my shrimp today dead on the rug in front of the tank. He must have climbed up the heater cord and out of the back of the tank.

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post #29 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 06:03 PM
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Oh and to answer your previous question. My alkalinity is about 100 ppm. I have very hard water also.
Which equals 6dKh in combo with your 7.2 pH which would make your CO2 12mg/l, that's perfect, how awesome for you!
And its harder water, but I'd really not say its super hard water, definitely something can you can nicely work with

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To go back to the original topic of this thread. I found one of my shrimp today dead on the rug in front of the tank. He must have climbed up the heater cord and out of the back of the tank.
Oh mansorry to hear that, that's no fun. What helps these openings at the back of the tank so that the shrimp stay in there is a piece of screening materials, just tap it to the back of the whole over cord and you'll be fine.

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post #30 of 31 Old 11-20-2009, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Would you be so kind as to share what calculation you used? Thanks.
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