09-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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Hi Byron, |
I'm confused about the Flourish Comp dose. You're advising me to dose 1 teaspoon 2x/week. But you say your dose is 1/2 teaspoon per 30 gallons. I have a 10 gallon tank and I've been dosing 1/4 teaspoon 2x/week.
Sorry, my mistake. Somehow i was thinking this was a 55g tank we were talking about. With the 10g, which I have one of, I add 1/2 teaspoon twice a week. This tank has had fish, shrimp and snails, and none have been bothered by this, so it is not overdosing. And i have two 10w 6500K CFL bulbs on for 8 hours, just to put all in perspective.
This will be fine for most plants. But I think may be insufficient for Wisteria. I mentioned previously that I have no luck with this plant, and I had initially thought due to light but after some other issues I am now thinking it is the low GH. I dose Equilibrium to raise the GH to around 5 dGH as i have basically zero out of the tap.
The lights: at no time are the lights on uncovered at full power. I tried a thin, white trash bag on the glass top, but that didn't seem bight enough. Today I swapped that for white shopping bags, which are even thinner, and I'm testing that setup.
I mentioned above that i have two 10w CFL bulbs over my 10g, and it is more than adequate. If memory serves me, you have T5 fluorescent. Over a 10g that is in my view always going to be too much intensity.