This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. Dismiss Notice
  2. We are after as many aquarium plant images that we can get, doing so will assist us in completing the aquarium plant database.

    https://barrreport.com/threads/aquatic-plant-images-wanted.14374/
    Dismiss Notice

10 gallon planted aquascape

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by mstasa, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. mstasa

    mstasa Junior Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    6:34 PM
    hi. i am doing my first aquascape. i am growing dwarf hairgrass and micro swords, using the dry start method. these plants are under 36w of 50/50 lighting. I was wondering when i do fill the tank up eventually, how much flourish excell should i use everyday, or week. bc i do not want to use a CO2 injector. i will have pictures up soon, but i cannot firgure out how to post them, when it tells me to type the url in.
     
  2. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    1
    Local Time:
    6:34 PM
    Start With Label Dosing

    I don't really have a lot of experience with non-CO2 using Excel. :(

    That said, my advice:

    I would start with the label dosing, five ml after water change, or in this case water addition. Then one ml each day. Then start increasing the amount, the Excel will never be as effective as CO2.

    My guess is that you will end up dosing quite high, that is a lot of light. Make sure your dosing regimen stays up with the light.;)

    Biollante
     
  3. mstasa

    mstasa Junior Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    6:34 PM
    Yah ok thanks. When i begin to start the tank, i was thinking of raising the light up a bit to decrease the intensity.
     
  4. evanluke

    evanluke Lifetime Charter Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    6:34 PM
    With 36 watts of light, I would be prepared to double dose the excel to keep the algae away. The Seachem dosing recommendations are pretty conservative. At the store I work at we run lots of small displays using excel. On some of the medium light setups (18 watts of 67K CF lighting over a 6 gallon cube) we are dosing 4 mls of Excel everyday. Any less and we get black brush algae. If you do not keep shrimp or excel sensitive plants, you can up to triple the daily dose without any negative consequences.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice