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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:37 am Post subject: Re: A new startup! Reply with quote

 @Kastor48252  @Hellboy,  @Nitin,  @iqbal,  @pandianG-  Thank  you  all  
 
 Need  opinion  on  what  more  plants  can  i  add  or  should  i  leave  it  as  it  is  for  now?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:51 am Post subject: Re: A new startup! Reply with quote

 have  you  used  the  new  driftwood  that  we  collected  ......
 need  to  visit  you  and  check  the  scaping  ......
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 @debp  -  yes  i  've  added  the  drift  woods  check  pg-2  for  the  pictures
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:43 pm Post subject: Re: A new startup! Reply with quote

 brother  I  really  like  the  scaping  ...
 look  forward  to  come  to  your  place  soon  ....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:25 pm Post subject: Re: A new startup! Reply with quote

                                                   
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@hrishi007  -  your  expert  advice  always  come  handy   Very Happy
                              And  yes  i  do  keep  a  check  for  the  algae  factor  with  weekly  WC                

 
 Weekly  WC  has  minimum/nothing  to  do  with  Algae  outbreak.
 U  will  not  understand  this  unless  there  is  a  scary  algae  outbreak.
 
 Follow  the  below  points  to  keep  Algae  at  bay..
 
 1)DO  NOT  go  above  1  WPG  lighting  if  CO2  is  any  less  than  15ppm/fluctuating   CO2  level  or  else  its  suicide.  
 
 2)  As  u  have  already  used  laterite  in  soil  base,  avoid  any  kind  of  chelated  iron  supplement  at  all  costs...remember  with  correct  co2  levels  (30ppm)  the  iron  level  in  free  water(not  in  substrate)  should  not  exceed  0.1ppm.  If  this  happens  virtually  nothing  can  stop  algae.  
   I  see  many  people  use  chelated-iron  supplement  along  other  supplements.  Chelated-Irons  are  designed  only  for  plant  nursery  use  where  they  use  stone  wools  as  plant  growing  medium.  A  soil  base  containing  approx  25-30  grams  of  pure  laterite  can  supply  enough  iron  for  a  standard  3  feet  tank  for  3  years...period.  Iron  is  best  supplied  through  soil  in  roots  of  the  plants.  Any  free  irons  in  the  water  gets  utilized  by  the  algae  if  CO2  is  less  than  30  ppm.  In  Higher  CO2  levels  plants  can  better  use  the  available  nutrients  than  algae.
 
 3)  Free  Iron(Fe2+)  in  waters  is  very  less  ,  but  not  less  enough  to  stop  algae.  Iron  in  the  chelated  form  release  Fe2+/Fe3+  ions  in  water  which  is  readily  usable  by  Algae  by  a  method  known  to  be  "photo-reduction"  of  Iron.  In  this  case  
 
                                                          Blue  Light/UV
             Iron-EDTA/Iron-DOC=====>Fe2+   +   OxidizedEDTA/DOC
 
 for  this  to  happen  the  light  wavelengths  more  than  500nm  is  required  which  is  generally  the  bluish/UV  component  of  the  Lights.  Hence  Best  used
 kelvin  rating  would  be  5000-5500K,  Max  6000K.  In  fact  fresh  water  plants  do  good  both  in  red/yellow  and  bluish  components  of  light,  and  for  a  little  drop  at  the  bluish  end  it  wont  harm  your  plants  much.  Hence  If  your  top  layer  of  soil  has  enough  iron,  you  better  cover  it  up  with  sand  if  you  do  not  want  to  drop  the  Kelvin  ratings  of  t  your  lamps.  Because  Iron  resides  in  chelated  or  in  DOC  forms   in  soil(ADA  soils  contain  very  less  Fe  Levels).
 
 4)  Also  while  doing  WC  water  hardness  needs  to  be  controlled  before  adding  water  to  the  tank  as  Algae  do  better  in   hard  water  and  gets  a  lead  start  before  the  plants  actually  gets  set  properly.
 
 5)  Introduce  plants  like  Hydrilla  which  can  drain  out  free  iron  from  water  pretty  soon.  Dont  get  scared,  it  wont  make  other  plants  iron  deficient.  
 
 6)  Regular  trimming  of  the  plants.
 
 7)  Definitely  introduce  SAEs  and  various  algae  eating  shrimps  for  fine  tuning  of  the  Algae.   Very Happy  
 
 Weekly  Water  changes  definitely  helps  to  reduce  N  and  P  levels  in  the  water,  but  these  are  also  required  for  better  plant  growth.  Only  Iron  is  such  a  component  ,  if  can  be  restricted  in  free  water  ,  Algae  can  be  wiped  off  completely.  Actually  only  one  or  two  limiting  factors  do  not  suppress  algae  for  longer  period  of  time,  One  needs  to  hit  them  hard  from  every  possible  algae  growing  parameters  by  cutting  those  down  seamlessly.
 
 
 **  By  following  these  rules  if  you  can  reduce  algae  upto  untraceable  limits  do  not  forget  to  remove  the  SAEs  ,  or  else  Your  Java  moss  will  be  vanished  within  2-3  days   Very Happy   
 
 BTW  why  is  your  water  always  a  bit  cloudy  ?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:38 pm Post subject: Re: A new startup! Reply with quote

 @Sourav  -  Thanks  for  your  inputs  really  appreciated   Smile   "ll  take  your  advice  under  consideration.  
 
 Cloudy  water  is  due  to  re-scaping  ...  Every  time  i  do  WC  it  does  tends  to  get  cloudy  as  i  use  tap  water  but  it  settle  down  within  a  day  or  two
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:28 am Post subject: Re: A new startup! Reply with quote

                                                   
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@Sourav  -  Thanks  for  your  inputs  really  appreciated   Smile   "ll  take  your  advice  under  consideration.  
 
 Cloudy  water  is  due  to  re-scaping  ...  Every  time  i  do  WC  it  does  tends  to  get  cloudy  as  i  use  tap  water  but  it  settle  down  within  a  day  or  two                

 
 1)  If  the  water  is  getting  cloudy  due  to  tap  water  ,  then  your  tap  water  contains  fairly  high  MgCO3/FeCO3.  Please  use  some  sort  of  water  conditioner
 like  API  Tap  water  conditioner.  Also  it  does  mean  every  time  u  do  supply  fairly  high  dose  of  Iron  to  tank  water....not  so  good   Thumb Down  
 
 in  fact  there  is  a  better  solution  ...  try  to  get  those  big  PVC  drums  ..may  be  of
 150-200  litre  capacity.  Hold  the  water  in  the  drum  for  a  day  or  two,  if  you  can  hold  for  a  week  ..would  be  best.  you  will  find  all  precipitates  at  the  bottom.  use  the  water  from  top  :D
 
 2)  If  the  soil  is  getting  disturbed  during  WC  clouding  the  water  try  covering  up  the  soil  with  news  paper  and  slowly  add  the  water.  I  can  also  share  a  good  link  from  Oliver  Knot's  tutorial.
 
 http://www.pbase.com/plantella/naturesoilstepbystep3
 
 Please  try..its  a  good  tutorial  
 
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 @Sourav  -  thank  a  lot  for  the  information...  did  go  through  the  tutorial  its  was  very  helpful.
 
 I  do  cover  the  substrate  whenever  i  do  WC.During  monsoon  season  our  supply  water  tends  to  be  a  bit  cloudy.  Smile
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