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New Low-Light Low Tech setup. Few questions

Discussion in 'Non-CO2 Methods' started by Netcode, May 3, 2016.

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    Netcode Junior Poster

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    Hello.


    I am setting up a new low-light low tech setup. I have a 60 gallon tank with two 40 watt bulbs. Sitting around 1.3 watts/gallon. I am currently cycling the tank and it has nothing in it but gravel. I am running two Aqua Clear 70's.


    With a low tech setup, is there a reason to dose K2PO4? I know Barr talks about it, but if recommended levels are 0.2 - 0.5 ppm (keep in mind those levels are for 2-4 watt/gal setups, as per http://sfbaaps.org/articles/barr_02.html) aren't those levels going to be less with the slower growth in a low tech setup? If that's the case, it seems like a very minor amount, which could come from decomposing waste? If so, it's one less thing for me to have to dose and worry about. Thoughts?
     
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    So after thinking some more about this project and doing more reading.. I am thinking of adding Seachem Root Tabs, dosing very minor macro's, and looking at water changes once every 2-4 weeks. Is this going to be sufficient?
     
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