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STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby hirakjyoti23 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:53 am

HI,
please help me for setting my first iwagumi plant tank of 36"L X 18"W X 18"H. and also help me to choose right plants for iwagumi tank. :ympray: :ympray:
I already purchased all item in perfect proportion according my tank size exclude plants ....
T5 HO light System
caniester filter System
pressurised CO2 system
rocks
Substrate- ADA super 4, ADA power sand M, ADA Aquasoil Amazonia normal, ADA Aqua soil AmaZonia powder type,

i already search in you tube but in so many videos steps are not same so i confuse, :-?
pl also tell me how much time i on the light system, co2 system, fillter system in a day for first week and so on after setup the tank? :ympray: :ympray: :ympray:
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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby Debrupaul » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:50 am

I'm fairly new to the hobby but as much as I understood filter should run 24×7, co2 system should run as long as the light is on and lights should be run 6-8hours a day... Preferably during the daytime. No two tanks are same and the only way to find the perfect balance of everything in your tank is by trial and error method.

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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby ibmsankha » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:25 pm

Hi Hirakjyoti,

Welcome to KAC. This place is like Hogwarts, "Help shall be provided to them who need it". There are numerous articles about how to set up a planted tank and what kind of filtration and lighting are required in the Planted section here. All you need to do is go to http://www.kolkata-aquarium.com/viewforum.php?f=14

Read through these informational posts "penned" down by the maestros, and you will find all answers. At any point if you still feel confused, you will surely get further help...

Best Of Luck and happy learning.
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my DSM iwagumi tank growth day by day

Postby hirakjyoti23 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:31 am

tank size -3ft X 2ft X 1.5 ft
substrate- ADA Amazonia soil 3 packet(6 liter)
ADA power sand M type 3 packet( 3 liter)
ADA amazonia soil powder type 1 packet (2 liter)
ADA Super 4 2 packet
rocks - localy collected
lights - 3 T5HO tubes
plants- Elocharis Parvula
Riccia Fluitans
Rotala Rotundifolia Indica
temparature -28"C-30'C
PH value- 6
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i go with dry start method, :-s :-s
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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby hirakjyoti23 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:35 am

i upload my 12 days growth picture of plant
but i cant understand that my plant growth is normal or not?
or is there any deficiency in my tank?
PLEASE HELP ME :ympray: :ympray: :ympray:
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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby hirakjyoti23 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:42 am

I ALSO ATTACH ROOT GROWTH
PLEASE HELP ME
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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby kmandal » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:53 am

You need to lower down your temperature to max 26, below that is preferable for any plants (except anubias, crypts and fern). Hairgrass, Riccia and Rotala will do better in 24-26 C range, instead of 28-30. Also, are you dosing any liquid ferts? Any CO2 dosing? Lights are fine however.
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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby hirakjyoti23 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:57 am

thanks ,
but i spray 2 push brighty k with 1 litter water every day,and 2 push step 1 in 1 litter one day in every week,is this sufficent???
till now i don't fill the tank with water, i go with dry start method so i cant suply co2..
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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby vikramdutta » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:21 am

kmandal wrote:You need to lower down your temperature to max 26, below that is preferable for any plants (except anubias, crypts and fern). Hairgrass, Riccia and Rotala will do better in 24-26 C range, instead of 28-30. Also, are you dosing any liquid ferts? Any CO2 dosing? Lights are fine however.

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Re: STEP BY STEP SETUP & WEEKLY MAINTENANCE OF PLANT TANK

Postby vikramdutta » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:24 am

Why did you start these plants in DSM?
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