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Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by bubuk, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. bubuk

    bubuk Junior Poster

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    Hi everyone. Yes I have done some searching but I am at a lost with so many info here.

    My question is simple. Where can I find a link that explains what a newbie needs to do with his new tank? I have 2' tank, I have AS, I have 110W lighting to grow hairgrass. I have Eheim 2213 filter.

    Where can I read info on steps like:
    - do I need to add SAEs immediately after I do my planting
    - if no, then how long would I have to wait before introducing fish into my tank
    - do I need to dose with full strength of EI immediately after planting? or do I dose with half strength or what ?
    - do I need to twice weekly WC for the first M months? What is M ?

    Please advise. Thank you so much in advance.
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    I doubt there is one link that answers all.

    Options:

    1. The library.
    2. Buy a book or two on fish keeping and maintenance. There is a recent thread on some good fish books.
    3. Talk to your local fish store if possible.
    4. Talk to other experienced fish keepers.


    Where can I read info on steps like:
    - do I need to add SAEs immediately after I do my planting

    It would be better as they will help to keep algae down. However if the tank is cycling, be careful or you may lose them.

    - if no, then how long would I have to wait before introducing fish into my tank

    You have to be careful as the tank is cycling. This is variable on size of tank, how many fish/plants, filtration, etc. could take up to 8-12 weeks. Esp with your substrate.

    - do I need to dose with full strength of EI immediately after planting? or do I dose with half strength or what ?

    Up to you based on how much growth you want and how many plants. I started at 50% EI just to get started and went from there.

    - do I need to twice weekly WC for the first M months? What is M ?

    Not sure where you got M from, but it probably means N which denotes an unknown number like X. As in do WC twice weekly for 3 (N or M or X) months.

    For a new tank esp, you want to do 2-3 weekly until your NH4 (ammonio) readings are 0. AS leaches NH4 a lot.


    There is tons of info out there, not always in the form you want..

    Try searching on keywords instead of a full sentence. Takes longer, and you may have to read multiple threads, but there is a lot to learn, and you can't expect to get it all in a minute.

    Hope this helps.


    P.S. You need to think about using c02 or not.
     
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