Ok, measured how much Co2 I pump and I get 10 ml in one minute. Also, I put a little sponge at the bottom of the reactor to increase dwelling time:
I am gonna take a couple of videos for you...
I am gonna take a couple of videos for you...
Yea, my next tank for sure will have a dedicated CO2 loop. I have no room in the tank for that right now, and it’s not setup to be a grow out tank, I still try to hide the equipment as much as possible in it. If I got a bigger filter/pump I think the noise would drive me a little nuts.
The next tank I do is going to have a suspended internal floor in the cabinet decoupled from the walls/base with some kind of silicone/rubber damper. The front door is going to be tight fitting, I haven’t quite figured out how to soundproof the venting......I digress.
Edit: here’s a video of mine for comparison.
Fab - you have got yourself a Kill Tank whether you know it or not. Especially the ghetto reactor. [emoji41] But your tank and its surroundings are way too clean to qualify as a REAL Kill Tank.
It's difficult to compare this tank with your 75. There are going to be numerous minor variables. Differences in substrate material, volume, age, CEC, and the CO2 levels, fish bio load, plant bio load, filtration etc. Yes, it's all minor, but add all of it up and you have systems that you really can't compare even if you have the same water.
You know what that means...right? Clear some extra space on that counter.
Hey burr, I was wondering if I was using enough mics my self?Very nice fab! Looking forward to seeing it grows. It is amazing what having a second tank affords. Even when all I had was a spare 20 I couldnt imagine being without it.
That's some top shelf engineering with the Sera haha, what size is the pump?
You asked about mosses, I have Christmas, Fissidens, China and Mini-christmas, all seem to appreciate higher dosing just like the plants.
This past week I went up to .3 dtpa+.1 gluc, with other micros adjusted accordingly, still adding a half dose on macro days. Seeing only positive results so far...except for Pantanal which was starting to act up again, which is why I made the increase to begin with
Its impossible to say. The amounts you listed sound fine (I assume you meant .15 csmb and not 1.5).Hey burr, I was wondering if I was using enough mics my self?
I've been dosing my 40gal at 1.5ppm of CSM+B and .1 of Gluc every other day. I don't have the dtpa. should I get some dtpa or is the csm+b good enough?
Are you adding a half dose of each mic on your mac days as well?
Actually I am dosing at 1.5 so I guess that's way off. What should my target ppm be for the CSM+B?Its impossible to say. The amounts you listed sound fine (I assume you meant .15 csmb and not 1.5).
As for additional iron, gluc is good for softer water and/or PH mid 6s and below. DTPA is better for higher KH and PH. The best thing to go by is how the plants look
That's a pretty normal range, but again it all depends on your particular system, how much light and all that, and most importantly what the plants look like.Ok, I double checked and I am dosing at .15. But isn't that low?
I agree, I'll make a new thread. Thanks..That's a pretty normal range, but again it all depends on your particular system, how much light and all that, and most importantly what the plants look like.
And fab's journal here really isnt the best place for a lengthy discussion about it. It'd be better to make a new thread with all the relevant information so we arent cluttering up this one with long-winded, off-topic posts.
Fablau nice update.
Question for you. What kind of PAR are you at with these tanks? I ask because I noticed the L. Repens is not as deeply colored as it could be, and I am guessing that PAR is more moderate? And I have less success than you with any AR, and wonder sometimes if my PAR is too high for it? Does it prefer more moderate PAR in your estimation?
And FWIW, I also had issues with the L. Sp. Red with the Gluc. Mine got a bit twisted, and I had a few gray spots develop. It all cleared up when I stopped dosing it. Not saying it was the cause, but it happened right after three or four doses.
I'm sure you know that Burr (and I) has been dosing over twice that level of micros for a while now. He told me to lard it on for awhile, and I haven't seen any negative effects, but quite a few positive ones.
That Ammania Golden looks interesting. I'd love to try it, but my gosh it looks like it is more picky than Pantanal. Don't know if I need all the drama!
By the way, the title of the thread is fitting. That FTS looks like it's a real plant farm. Always enjoy your updates, as there is always some good food for thought.