Thanks for the great reads.
Didn't know plants can get their carbon from carbonate ions too.
Got the CO2 concept but I'm still...
Been thinking about this for a long time.
Sunlight is approx 2000mols. It's proven that we can begin growing plants 30-50mols...
Still treading water? I'm going to try sinking to the bottom and see if I step on anything =)
I'm going to try making a reference...
Just curious, we know photosynthesis causes pearling. BUT, is it a good sign of healthy plant growth?
My plants do produce little...
I have a 50G (close to yours) and I'm using 2 x 39W T5HO tubes.
This brings us to about 1.5WPG. No overkill.
Fits in the tanks with...
I was told that K3PO4 makes water alkaline too.
But we are adding CO2 to our tanks, which makes it acidic. So will it somehow...
I managed to get my hands on some K3PO4 (Potassium Phosphate) and I'd like to make a reference solution for dosing into my tanks, 50G...
With regards to preferred photo period, are we talking about total light intensity a plant receives? Or just 'wake up' time? Or even...
Thanks for your valuable input.
It's so much clearer now.
We start with low light intensity and wait for the plants to settle in...
It's very interesting where this discussion is going. And it sure opened up a lot more questions.
I transplanted some HC from my 50G...
Very nice tanks :)
I'm beginning to see the limiting factor clearer.
The pictures are proof that HC do not require high light.
Thanks for sharing the excellent pictures.
Wonder if there's a minimum micromol required for different species of plants....
Thanks for your reply once again.
My light fixture is about 2" from the water surface. I lowered it till it rests on the tank,...
Understand that PAR is a better measure of light intensity that plants need.
Has anyone tried measuring at which PAR does any...
I think your tank looks nice too. Quite serene if you ask me.
Whenever something goes wrong in my fish tank, I always go...
Thanks for the initial test results.
I'll go search for a local source for sodium percarbonate to try on my guppy tank....
How about for shrimp tanks?
Is this 'algae killer' safe for shrimps?
Crystal Red Shrimps are sensitive to a whole lot of stuffs...
Mosses are like plants, give them the right conditions such as CO2 and Light and they will grow very well.
I've had US...
Just sharing my dosing :
10ml Flourish Nitrogen
10ml Flourish Phosphorus
Mind posting the dosing amounts and types of ferts used?
I'm using Flourish products too.
I did my own calculations and found...