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Switching from co2 pressurized to non-co2 help....

Discussion in 'Non-CO2 Methods' started by Richard Robert, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Richard Robert

    Richard Robert Junior Poster

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    Ok, first of all, here are my specs I am currently running after taking off my co2...


    46 gallon bowfront


    Temp 79


    Ph 6.2


    Lighting- One T5 HO 36" 65k bulb


    I'm changing over, only because my co2 regulator has broken, and I currently don't have the funds for a new one, and quite frankly, like the idea of going back to running a non-co2 tank anyway. I've done this before with plenty success, but on smaller tanks, but it can also be done on this size, which is where I need help. My regulator broke earlier this afternoon, so, I turned off one bulb so now there is only one operating, and it's on an 8 hour cycle.


    I was dosing the following twice a week:


    1/2 tsp N, 1/16 tsp Phos, 1/8 Potash, 1/8 tsp CSM+B, and adding a little extra iron with the CSM.


    Do I now just dose once a week, and watch my Nitrates, Phos and Iron to determine a balance? I am aware it's gonna take at least a few weeks to even come close to getting a good balance, now that I've switched down a bit.
     
  2. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    You using tap?


    Plant types and mass?


    How were you successful before? Go back to your roots..
     
  3. Jarod

    Jarod Junior Poster

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    Not sure what your exact dosage should be but I'm running a low tech 75 with a planted plus and current sat fixture myself and I switched to dosing small amounts of fertz everyday from doing large once a week or two doses. Seems like everything is happier this way and my water chemistry is probably more consistent. You might want to look into dosing less more frequently. Just a thought.
     
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    burr740 Micros Spiller
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    Frequent water changes will be your friend during this transitional phase
     
  5. Richard Robert

    Richard Robert Junior Poster

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    So, I decided to give myself a last chance, and try my hand at taking apart the regulator and reassembling it. It was a little more easier than I thought, and after reassembly and hooking my tank back up, I've got it working again perfectly. So, now I guess I'm just gonna start where I left off. But, gonna keep it just to one bulb to see if I can start low and work myself up with light intensity, to try and combat my hair algae.
     
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