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post #1 of 3 Old 09-03-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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CO2 supplemented tank - Help fertilizing

Hi all,

I have a 450 litre tank and will be a high tech and heavily planted.

I just ordered

7x Vallisneria spiralis - BUNCHES
3x Echinodorus Amazonicus POTTED
9x Rotala Indica - BUNCHES
3x Nymphaea Lotus Red POTTED
3x Cryptocoryne becketti POTTED
4x Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica' POTTED
4x Cryptocoryne undulata POTTED
4x Cryptocoryne Lucens POTTED
4x Echinodorus Tenellus BUNCH
1x anubias coffee folia

Tank is below.

I have CO2 with JBL controllerCharterhouse Aquatics: JBL ProFlora CO2 pH Control connected to an Aqua Medic Reactor 1000 Aqua Medic : Freshwater Catalogue : CO2-technique : reactor 1000

Now i will be getting the following fertilizer Ocean Nutrition is a manufacturer of premium fish food for marine and fresh water tropical fish and Ocean Nutrition is a manufacturer of premium fish food for marine and fresh water tropical fish

Should i dose the recommended dosage is this fine? I cannot find seachem flourish from where I live so i am going to buy the latter.

Anyone can give me some honest ideas. Tank below.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-03-2010, 07:09 PM
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Can I ask what fish/animals you are intending to keep in this tank? I have noticed a lot of issues that come from someone setting up a tank and only then trying to find fish that can thrive in the environment that has been created. It's always healthier, safer, and cheaper to have a good idea of fish/animal population first, so you know what kind of environment is needed for those animals.

The same concept applies to the food selection... first need to know what you're feeding, then base food selection on what those animals require for proper nutrition.

And... CO2 use, fertilization, etc. also are affected by the population of animals in the tank... how much waste will there be to feed the plants?

What type of filtration are you intending to use?

Dawn Moneyhan
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-04-2010, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Filtration I have Eheim 2075 with aqua medic reactor 1000. Fish Angel Fish / Discus in the future, tetras and bristlenoses.
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