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Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by david312, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. david312

    david312 Junior Poster

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    Hello,


    I have started a DSM tank.


    I would like to receive feedback from you guys, and if i'm doing it right..


    ill start with the tank description:


    its juwel rekord 700.


    Total 70 liters


    here its demensions: [​IMG]


    Lighting:


    I'm currently using the Juwel 15w Day-Lite T8.


    But i have ordered:


    Finnex Ray2 Aquarium LED Daylight - 24 inch. Should arrive in 9 days.


    The sub stare i choose is:


    base sub stare: Jbl ProScape Volcano Mineral.


    top sub stare: Jbl ProScape Plant Soil over.


    Here are pics of the set up, currently on day 3.


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    I cover the top and leave a bit of air exchange space:


    [​IMG]


    I have couple of questions


    I have used tap water, is this okey?


    I have a tank low tech tank the i use EXCEL and Flourish in there, should i spray water from it on the plants?


    Should i spray them daily?


    I have a small water on a low point on the left, should i dry it?


    It would help if you guys would give me general tip/advice and feedback


    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Tap water OK.


    Do not add Excel.


    Flourish, if it's a fertilizer, yes.


    No need to spray if there are enough nutrients in the substrate.


    If there is ammonium from the soil, like ADA Aquasoil, then water prevents O2 which prevents NH4-NO3 conversion resulting in NH4 toxicity.
     
  3. bucky

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    You may even want to take some water out. You'd be surprised how little you actually need, especially with the plastic wrap on top.


    A mistake I see people make (besides too much moisture) is putting driftwood in a DSM tank, especially driftwood that hasn't been soaked long enough. That is always a recipe for fungus.


    I have to say, that the whitest sand I've ever seen in an aquarium. What is that?
     
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