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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:26 am Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 Hello  Navneeth,
 
 Welcome  to  the  world  of  planted  Tank,  you  have  started  good,  now  the  fun  and  challenge   is  in  Keeping  it  that  way..  
 
 Suggestions  :
 
 1.  CO2  --  You  need  a  good  CO2  reactor  ,  connecting  the  co2  tube  to  the  power  head  is  not  a  good  idea.
 2.  lights  --  8  hrs  Min  for  now.  since  you  have  3  nos  of  T8's.  
 3.  Fishes  -  please  do  not  add  any  fish  now  and  kill  it...  ,  Since  you  are  using  ADA  ,  the  water  will  be  very  acidic  ,  and  even  Mollies  and  Platies  will  not  be  able  to  take  that  kind  of  shock.
 4.  Neons  and  Cardinals  -  Out  of  Question  for  atleast  1  to  1/2  Months.  since  they  are  very  sensitive  to  water  parameters...  
 
 Since  this  is  a  New  Tank  with  ADA  ,  leave  the  Tank  alone  for  1  to  1  1/2  month  ,  let  it  Cycle  properly  ,  then  think  about  adding  fishes..
 
 Best  of  Luck   Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:08 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 Hey  Navaneeth,
 
 Great  start  pal,  Nice  work,  
 
 Keep  note  an  ADA  tank  is  prone  to  algae  a  lot  faster  than  any  other  tank  and  the  first  step  to  keep  th  algae  in  check  is  to  plant  heavily,
 
 Cover  those  open  spaces.
 
 In  the  area  under  the  wood  you  can  add  short  crypts,  add  a  few  fore  ground  plants.
 
 Get  your  fertz  in  place,  you  will  need  potassium  to  start,  Please  do  not  use  the  regular  PMDD  you  will  not  be  able  to  control  the  algae.
 
 Keep  your  photo  period  to  6  hours  max.
 
 No  fancy  fish  for  the  first  month,  start  with  shrimp  and  algae  eaters  after  a  couple  of  weeks,
 
 All  the  best  and  welcome  to  the  world  of  planted  tanks.  
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:12 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 @Madhu.
 thanks..Madhu,  as  this  is  a  temporary  setup  for  the  lighting  for  14  days...the  lighting  fixture  is  being  done  by  harshal  and  its  gonna  be  hanging  one..so  there  will  be  a  gap  of  2-3inches  between  the  fixture  and  the  tank.
 
 @vraghu
 thank  you  raghu.
 as  of  now  not  in  a  position(financially)  i.e..  Chuckle   to  get  a  reactor...tried  this  method  so  there  might  be  an  even  distribution  of  CO2.
 what  is  the  Max  hours  i  can  run  the  lights??
 yes..i  agree..lost  couple  of  mollies  and  a  platie  yesterday  and  today...
 
 @Mayur
 thanks  buddy
 will  get  the  plants  once  we  get  back  from  the  fishy  trip...hope  i  can  pick  up  some  from  there..am  thinking  of  putting  glosso..what  do  u  suggest??
 and  i  have  that  brighty  K,  that  i  got  from  adip..am  not  sure  on  the  dosage  part  regarding  that...help  me  out  ...
 And  should  i  run  the  lights  for  6hrs  max??will  it  be  enough??
 will  pick  up  shrimps  and  algae  eaters(anything  in  particular,  pls  mention)
 thank  you  very  Much.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:59 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 Excellent  start,  Navaneeth  .......  oops,  sorry  "Valentino  Rossi"  Very Happy  
 
 
 
                                                 
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 i  have  that  brighty  K,  that  i  got  from  adip..am  not  sure  on  the  dosage  part  regarding  that                
I  guess,  Instruction  mannual  will  be  there  with  that.
 
 
 
                                                 
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 on  the  dosage  part  regarding  that...help  me  out  ...                  
As  of  now,  it  is  good  enough,  otherwise  soon  you  will  get  to  see  lots  of  unwanted  GREEN  budies!
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:12 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 That's  a  gorgeous  tank  you've  got  there.   Thumb Up   Do  NOT  try  and  fool  us  by  saying  that  you  are  new  to  Planted  tanks!!  Whip  
 I  don't  see  any  filter  media  under  the  power  head.  Is  it  just  for  water  circulation?
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:16 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

                                                   
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That's  a  gorgeous  tank  you've  got  there.   Thumb Up   Do  NOT  try  and  fool  us  by  saying  that  you  are  new  to  Planted  tanks!!  Whip  
 I  don't  see  any  filter  media  under  the  power  head.  Is  it  just  for  water  circulation?                

 thanks  Smile  
 Am  actually  using  the  power  head  as  a  diffuser  for  Diffusing  CO2...u  can  see  the  PIC  of  the  tank  and  the  CO2  Cylinder  in  the  thread..  Very Happy  u  will  get  a  better  view...
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:24 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 You  can  start  with  an  estimated  1  pump/  5  gallons  for  Brighty  K  .  You  will  have  to  slowly  adjust  your  dosage  looking  at  your  plants  growth  rates  and  demands.  If  you  have  fast  growing  stems  you  will  need  to  increase  the  rate  as  per  that.  
 I  would  also  recommend  starting  with  ADA  Brighty  Step  1  simultaneously.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:09 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 Folks,
 
 Correct  me  if  I  am  wrong.  For  a  4x2x2  set  up,  the  requirement  for  ADA  soil  is  approximately  9  bags  of  9  lits  each.
 
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 By  the  way...the  tank  looks  very  good.  
 
 Post  regular  updates.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:49 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 @bhusan
 Thanks..
 
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 9ltrs  of  ADA  aqua  SOIL  amazonia..that  around  60%  of  my  whole  salary  Chuckle   Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:57 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 Navneeth,
 I  was  using  a  powerhead  before  i  did  my  DIY  CO2  Reactor.   It  works  rather  well.   You  just  have  to  place  the  head  lower  so  that  the  tiny  bubbles  travel  longer  in  water  to  reach  the  surface.   As  per  glosso,  you  can  start  off  the  tank  with  some  hardy  foreground  plants  and  then  move  on  to  demanding  species  as  you  and   your  tank  matures.
 If  you  can  focus  and  balance  your  tank  for  the  first  4  months,  then  your  tank  will  do  it  for  the  rest  of  the  years.   Just  don't  be  tempted  to  dose  and  in  case  of  any  signs  of  green  water/algae,  make  a  60%  ASAP.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:04 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 Hi  Navneeth,
 
 What  ever  you  do,  Do  not  fiddle  with  with  what  you  have  planted.  No  matter  if  it  is  not  to  your  taste.  Let  the  Plants  stabilize  and  then  you  can  move  their  plant-lets  around.
 
 Planted  tanks  evolve  to  become  aquascaped  tanks.  You  are  a  farmer  now,  remember.  IT  TAKES  TIME.  Smile  
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:14 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 @madhu
 ok..madhu..as  you  say..can  u  name  a  few  hardy  foreground  plants??can  u  tell  how  often  should  i  do  a  water  change  from  now  on??
 
 @nayak
 Sure...will  do  exactly  the  same..am  a  farmer  waiting  for  my  crops  to  ripen..  Chuckle  Thank  you!
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 I  had  E.tennelus  which  grew  like  weed  even  in  Salem  summer  without  a  chiller.   And  in  midground  you  can  have  a  few  "nutrient  hungry"  plants  like  C.calamistratum,  E.  "ocelot"  and  H.polysperma  and  the  most  humble  and  hardy  Vals.   A.crispus  &  A.boivinianus  are  some  of  the  aponos  that  survived  with  me.
 The  bottomline  is,  you  just  have  to  fill  your  tank  in  the  beginning  and  replace  them  with  what  you  want  later.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:28 pm Post subject: Re: My First ADA PLanted Tank PICS Reply with quote

 ok..cool..will  ask  our  ADIP  SIR  for  the  Plants..and  buddy  what  about  the  water  change??
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