3/6 cancels down to 1/2tsp
1/16 - the easiest way i can explain it is this>
1 => 1/2 => 1/4 => 1/8 => 1/16
so you just half the spoonn every time. small numbers, yes, but you can buy measuring spoons:
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My dosage is 6tsp per month (but...
Riccia does better with CO2 injection in submerged conditions, however if you float it you won't have a problem.
Leave it floating a couple of weeks so it doubles in size then try tiring some to a rock.
aqua essentials or make your own
Add 6g of pure Sodium Bicarbonate to 5l of DeIonised water (DI) to give you a solution at 40dKH.
Mix 10ml of this solution with 90ml of 'fresh' DI to give you 1l of 4dKH reference solution.
This obviously makes a lot, so you can sell some on (providing it is...
haha, i know they were/ are about (im not that dim :P). They used to be used quite a lot years ago, then they died off but seem to be coming back again. Maybe that is just poor observation on my behalf, :oops: perhaps non-existent was the wrong word to use, maybe unpopular?.... anyway i just...
Thanks for your comments Blue Dave, when i wrote this article mecury vapours were almost non-existent in the planted hobby but now there are lots of new and different approaches, LED's as another exampe.
This is becoming quickly out dated :shock: I shall change a few things on it when i have a...
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Glass doesnt filter UV out, unless it has a coating (like sunglasses) which i doubt aquariums have,
It doesnt make much of a difference where you place the lights, remember plants grow towards the strongest light source so having lights on the side will make the plants grow/...
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here is the mixture for a 20gal tank (traces) so just raise the amount you mix like you have done for the others to compensate for the extra 5gallons.
You have everything correct. The other powders are there incase any other defficiencies show, but most people's tap water...
i understand your reply, until i get to here:
all you have done is enlarged the numbers in proportion, (9g > 200ml is equal to 23g > 500ml) so therefore i should still be able to dose 25ml x2 per week (or 16ml x3 per week) to get the same results/ concentration.
That is how i got my result...
while i know trace & NPK cannot be mixed together in one bottle, is it ok to dose them both on the same day?
Also i have a 240l tank, i have worked it out that if i mix 30g Trace to 500ml of water, i should dose 15ml x 3 a week.
Is this correct?
I use the daylight tube on my tank, it has a huge green & yellow spike so therefore it brings out the plants well in flesh, although for photography purposes you will notice that most of my tank shots look illuminous!! So i am considering buying the beauty which is more equal across green...
Thats a good idea Paulo :) Thanks for sharing although i doubt i will be using riccia again. I took it out months ago and i still havent got rid of it :twisted: It only tankes one strand/ leaf to be lleft over and it will continue to grow - it is from the original batch you sent me!
once you get the hiss, close the handles to prevent further loss.
if the solenoid isnt plugged in, you wont get the hiss, so you may need an extension lead or something, i fired mine in the bathroom where the was a shaver socket!
aquasoil is the only thing i think i would buy as part of the ADA product chain, anything else it would be some cheap (or cheaper brand) for example drop checkers, Â£40 ADA, or Â£4 ebay... hhmmm hard decision :lol:
i dont go with the BPS etc.
For my 60l, it is recomended 1 bubble every 3 seconds, but i inject 3 BPS!
Could CO2 level be so high that it kills off the plant? I have read that CO2 above 40pppm can block the enzymes in algae and kill it.
Lighting is very important in plant keeping, i have written this guide in hope to answer some of your questions, please ask in the Lighting section for more accurate details specifically for your tank.
In an aquarium with a depth of 24â€/ 60cm or less, standard aquarium...
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Plants are made up of 50% carbon (dry weight). Submerged aquarium plants absorb carbon through carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolved in the water. All aquarium plants will benefit greatly from adding CO2 to the water. For those wanting to keep a heavily planted tank, full of lush...