01-06-2014, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sandybottom
excel melts vals. do not dose directly over the vals. your tank does not look heavily planted.you may want to cut back to every 2 days on the dosing.the plants i see are column feeders like java fern and root feeders like your melon sword. use root tabs for the root feeders. and look at flourish comprehensive for the over all tank.it looks like your tank is in the low light category,as far as the plant species.correct?what kind of lighting are you using? you may not need to dose co2 very much at all.i have a few low light tanks that i do not dose co2 in.
First and foremost, Thanks for the insight. I am not intentionally trying to have a low light tank (honestly I have to look this up, just learned something new) I am using the lamp that I picked up off Craigslist until I learn alittle more. Currently I am using a Coralife fixture with the following bulbs:
1. Actinic 120V F28-T5-BP (gives off a bluish light)
2. CoralLife 10K 120V F28-T5-BP
On the back wall of my tank I have a a bit of Java Moss growing, once I have enough Java Moss then Ill laying in on the floor of the tank. I will cut back on the CO2, I thought since I do not have any fish yet I had to substitute by using the Excel. I will go and pick up some tablets this weekend. I have attached a pic of my whole tank. Thanks again for the info.