01-22-2013, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by aokashi
OMG another sydney sider! I'm originally from sydney, and is visiting family at the moment.
From experience, plants do not need much fertilization if you don't have high light (less than 40 PAR). I set up a tank for my uncle 6 months back (ended up with 40 endlers from the original 6 frys, but that's another story), It's a dirt tank with fast growing stems. after 2 months he decided to "save electiricity" and shut off filtration, light and heater ( he's also never done a water change, to save water :/). the tanks gets a little sunlight everyday on it's right side, surprisingly the plants are doing pretty well. To raise hardness, i usually drop a seashell or two in the tank (washed) it slowly ups the hardness and promotes ph stability in the tank.
you plant that *should* require the most light is hairgrass, which I have in the 10 gal, and is surviving (not really growing). Hairgrass generally doesn't need much light.
On another note, does anyone of you sydney people want some free endler guppy hybrids >.>?
Hi mate, hows it going?
Thanks very much for the post - the light situation i'm looking to fix as i don't currently have one (this thread was copied and put into the aquarium set-up section of this forum as well I believe)
I'm not sure if I should get a single/double T5 or a double T8 for my tank.
The plants though I just want to keep healthy as I have not done well with them at all since I started - the poor things!