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post #11 of 18 Old 05-21-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 18 Old 05-21-2013, 05:13 PM
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Well with some experimenting with the co2, the plants should do well.

Do you do regular water changes?
I ask because you'll likely need to dose water column ferts too for all the stems, and if you do water changes, I'd reccomend "Estimative Index" fertilisation. If the tanks well stocked, then just a "micro" fertiliser should work, such as flourish comprehensive or "csm+b"

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I do about 300 gals a week and I apply Osmocote Plus to the substrate every six months, but is that enough you think?
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post #14 of 18 Old 05-21-2013, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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All the fish in the 610 gal will be split between my 125 gal and a friends 300 gal. 24 roseline barbs, about 70 asst. rainbows and 20 other barbs and tetras.
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Have you thought about scattering some osmocote under the substrate? Not much, just a couple tablespoons...

Also, why the peat? I only ask because OCPS often contains peat.

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I read a few articles and a few videos said extra peat is a extra nutrient base, but if you don't think its needed and Osmocote sprinkle lightly as a base sound genius. Thanks
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Starting My 40 gallon Breeder NPT dirt tank.

I said I would try my hands at a 40 gal before I tackle the 610 gal and here it is. This is the first 2 weeks. These are camera phone pic so bear with me. More updates to come before the big one.
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post #18 of 18 Old 06-10-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Week four update video

I've added fish 8 roseline torpedo barbs 4 tetras and 10 zebra danios and they are doing great 95% of my plants are adjusting well, but a few seem to be loosing leaves (Alternanthera reineckii roseafolia) and that is to be expected until they acclimate and get strong roots I hope. Still learning everyday, the dirt substrate also releases gas periodically and when I poke it with my plant tweezers.

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