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55 gal startup

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by jrneuzil, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. jrneuzil

    jrneuzil Expired Subscriber

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    Hi,
    I have taken down my 20 gal and transfered th Eco-complete and plants into a new 55 gal I set up. Info the 55 is below. My question is how soon should I restart my EI regeime, or should it start it right away. I have it planted to about 60% of available planting space and plan to pack it tighter on Tuesday when I can get to the fish store.
    I would also be interested in any recommendations on dosing amounts in the 55. I dose stuff from Gregg, Plantex CSM +b, KH2PO4 and KNO3.




    55 gal,
    260 watts of PC
    PH is currently 7.62
    KH is 22 (yes thats high)
    Temp 75
    GH is 14 (really)
     
  2. PHalas

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    Re: 55 gal startup

    Do you have Co2 on this tank?
     
  3. jrneuzil

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    Re: 55 gal startup

    yes I do from a 5 gal tank.
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Re: 55 gal startup

    Basically double the routine for a 20 and add about 1/2 teaspoon KNO3, 1/8 KH2PO4, GH related dosing at 2x, and about 15mls 3x a week traces.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. jrneuzil

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    Re: 55 gal startup

    Thanks Tom. I will start that today. Went to the store today and picked up some more plants to pack it in a bit.

    JR
     
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