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post #1 of 14 Old 04-18-2014, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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A few more questions about these plants...

29g (30.25"L x 12.5"W x 18.75"H)
24" Aqueon T5 Dual lamp
30" Aqueon T5 Dual lamp
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Temp: 75.4
Ph: 6.8
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrites: 0ppm
Nitrates: 5-10ppm

I have been dosing API CO2 booster once a day, API Leaf Zone twice a week (half doses), and Flourish once a week for about 3 maybe 4 weeks now.

My anubias barteri, nana, dwarf hair grass are not doing so well. Any thoughts?




What kind of plant is this? ^






I'm looking into new lighting, any suggestions?

I've also been told to pull the anubias up a tad bit which, while typing this, reminded me to do that afterwards.

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-18-2014, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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I've been told not to bother dosing the CO2, and to create a DIY CO2 setup. However, I'm still trying to keep this as low tech as possible
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-18-2014, 09:10 PM
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Please explain your lighting. You have 2-24" lamps and 2-30" lamps? How long are they on?
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-18-2014, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Please explain your lighting. You have 2-24" lamps and 2-30" lamps? How long are they on?
One 24" fixture and one 30" fixture, two bulbs in each one. The 24" is on from 9am-8pm
30" is on from 11am-7pm

Two aqueon 6700k daylight bulbs
Two aqueon colormax bulbs
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-18-2014, 10:11 PM
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Hmm. I'm stumped. How old are your bulbs? Three are T5HO bulbs?
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Hmm. I'm stumped. How old are your bulbs? Three are T5HO bulbs?
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I am too! I just tested the water again and other than a slight ph change, everything is the same. I'm doing a water change tomorrow.

No here is a link for the fixtures they are not HO

Aqueon T5 Dual Lamp

I feel like it is not enough light. The fish are fine so it doesn't seem to be a water issue. I would say nutrients but I dose so unless there is a crazy imbalance I am not aware of, that can't be it.
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Oh and these lights are brand new a few months old same with the bulbs
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-19-2014, 07:59 AM
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The API cO2 Booster is basically like Excel and you are using Flourish. Your lights seem ok to me though I use T5HO. I might suggest to replace one of the Colormax bulbs with another 6700K as this provides the light spectrum plants use for photosynthesis. Which sizes are you 6700K bulbs? Out of curiosity what kind of top do you have on the tank? Do you use a substrate fertilizer such as Seachem Flourish Root Tabs?
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-19-2014, 11:10 PM
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with the leaf zone and flourish you have micros covered.you are not dosing npk macros though.

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with the leaf zone and flourish you have micros covered.you are not dosing npk macros though.
should I get test kits for those, and depending, start dosing those as well?
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