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. Dismiss Notice
  2. 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

Reset Tank Al

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Kamlesh Barot, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Kamlesh Barot

    Kamlesh Barot Junior Poster

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    Local Time:
    3:23 PM
    I had an established planted tank of 13inches or 33 cms*32 inches or 81.3 cms *21 inches or 53.3 cms so water capacity is 33x81.3x53.3 divived by 1000 = 142.99857 lts or 143 litres aquarium size or 37.7762 gallons
    that I have now reduced the height to half.

    The new dimensions are:
    13.5 inches or 34.29 cms * 20 inches or 50.8 cms * 21.5 inches or 54.61 cms = 34.29*50.8*54.61 divided by 1000 = 95.13 lts or 25.13 gallons

    Earlier I used to dose 30ml from a 500ml mix of:
    29.146 gms of KNO3
    4.44 gms of KH2PO4
    55.5 gms of MgSO4
    4.44g gms of K2SO4
    18.249 grams of Plantex CSM+B

    Now with half the height of tank or 25 gallons instead of the ferts reducing they have increased at some places with your calculator:
    For 90ml each 4 water and 140gms of ferts 500 ml mix is made and 5 ml of each or 20ml total is dosed 6 days of the week, Macro, Micro & nothing on Water Change day
    Macro NPK:
    KNO3 = 20.94 gms
    KH2PO4 = 3.19 gms
    MGSO47H20 to mgso4=86.82gms at conversion of 7H2O to pure mgso4 divided by 0.483 =179.75
    K2SO4=28.62 gms Total 139.57gms
    Micro Plantex CSM+B = 5.6 gms.

    I can't understand how in spite of the size reducing ferts have gone up:
    Now gms Before gms Diff +/-
    KNO3 20.94 29.14 8.20
    KH2PO4 3.19 4.44 1.25
    MGSO47H20 86.82 55.5 -31.32
    K2SO4 28.62 4.44 -24.18
    Total 139.57 93.52 -46.04
    Micro Plntx
    CSM+B 5.6 18.24 12.64

    Besides all this the new setup has started algae as in the attached picture, for which I have shut lights for 2 days and wrapped the aquarium in newspaper. Please tell me if my calc are correct?

    IMG_20180107_231144.jpg

    IMG_20180107_175827.jpg

    IMG_20180106_200428.jpg
     
Loading...
Tags:

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