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. 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

Ferts for a Plant Filter....?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Naja002, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Naja002

    Naja002 Prolific Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    6:20 PM
    Just needing to know how to add ferts for a setup that has no plants except for a 30g plant filter full of Hygro polysperma....?

    The setup is the main tank (40g, no Plants), Sump (40g, no plants), Plant filter(30g, Plant-only).

    I have fully planted tanks and I understand the overall fert deal. What's confusing me is how much P and K and micros to dose for the plants to remain healthy and remove nitrates. If it was Just a 30g planted tank: I would dose 2ppm of P and about 20ppm of K. BUT its a 30g plant filter inside a 110g system :eek: ----So, how would I dose this?

    TIA
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    18,676
    Likes Received:
    631
    Local Time:
    6:20 PM
    You can dose when you do the water changes directly to the plant filter.

    There's no flow for a few minutes, the longer, the better.

    I'd add about 5-10ppm of KNO3 once a week.
    1 ppm of PO4
    10mls of Traces.

    Etc...........

    You'll note you are after a balance of low nutrients, but not so low the plants suffer. So that is a balance.


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. Naja002

    Naja002 Prolific Poster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    6:20 PM
    Ok, so I'm assuming that you are saying dose the entire 110g to 1ppm of P, etc, Correct?
     
  4. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    18,676
    Likes Received:
    631
    Local Time:
    6:20 PM
    No, just the 40 gal with the weeds.

    You will have a good sized fish load in the other tank right?
    That should feed the plant filter.

    You can add a bit more ferts for the plants there, but not that much, the rest of the tank will have no draw of nutrients.............

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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