Large tanks > 120 gals, c02, and EI - responses wanted

laka

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GerryD

-I have 180g heavily planted tank.
-Pressurised 10kg (20lb) CO2 mist one outlet in Eheim pump intake (2000l/hr)
5-6BPS? Drop checker green. Bottle lasts 6 months.
-8 hrs light total comprising 1.4wpg 4hrs and 2.8wpg for 4 hrs using T-5's T-8's and 2*150W MH's
-EI SOLUTION dosing daily+Seachem Flourish/Flourish Iron 3/week, 50% weekly water changes
-filters are 2 powerheads attached to sponge for mechanical filtration. No need for
biological filtration in my system-very heavy plant growth ie. a jungle.
-one Koralia pump at either end for additional water agitation
-no overflows/sumps.

I also have 4inches of laterite as base with peat moss and gravel on top.

Plant growth great. Prune one full bucket/week.

Algae. Some BBA on anubias and Vals. Increasing CO2 slowly and dosing Excel as recommended by manufacturer has almost eliminated it.
Some GSA on glass as well.

LAKA
 

laka

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I do not dose with dry ferts. I find EI solution dosing is much easier. Tom Barr has written an excellent article on this in :
Sticky: Want more accuracy? Want daily PMDD style EI dosing?
that can be found in his EI forum.

LAKA