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Hi all :)

 

I have a 29g planted aquarium with one Oranda and two BN plecos. 

 

For plants I have;

 

-assorted vals

-3 medium sized anubias

-3 varying aponogeton

-2 dwarf lilies

-3 tiger lotus lilies

-1 windelov fern

-9 banana lilies

-2 amazon swords

-2 moss sculptures

 

I don't currently have any fertilizers for my tank, nor do I have very good lighting. I was reading on another topic about the GLA Estimative Index fertilizers, and I was wondering if they'd work for my tank? My plants aren't growing very well and I'd like to boost the green to the next level. Any plant/fert help is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

E

 

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You may need some root tabs for your vals, aponogeton, lilies, and swords.  The rest can most likely do fine without extra fertilization, but if you want to be thorough, you can purchase a fert for the water column.

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You may need some root tabs for your vals, aponogeton, lilies, and swords.  The rest can most likely do fine without extra fertilization, but if you want to be thorough, you can purchase a fert for the water column.

Is there a big risk for algae outbreaks with added ferts in water column and minimal light? And would the EI ferts from GLA work?

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You need to add ferts in relation to the amount of light that you have.  An imbalance of either will bring algae.  I would say to get the root tabs, and then see how the plants do.  If you see that your anubias and moss are doing poorly, then you can worry about dosing the water column.  

 

What's your substrate?

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You need to add ferts in relation to the amount of light that you have.  An imbalance of either will bring algae.  I would say to get the root tabs, and then see how the plants do.  If you see that your anubias and moss are doing poorly, then you can worry about dosing the water column.  

 

What's your substrate?

It's not the miracle gro, unfortunately. None of my local stores carried that. Instead I opted for this;

http://www.lowes.com/pd_328072-29629-960030_0__?productId=3426616&Ntt=organic+dirt&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dorganic%2Bdirt&facetInfo=

Most of my rooted plants haven't reached beyond the sand layer yet, as its a bit thick.

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I have a Radionic hi tech f20t8aq bulb, and this led strip here. I am unable to find wattage on either of those, unfortunately. I know that doesn't help much. :(

I have three spare light fixtures that I can add, maybe. I have a coralife fixture that came with the tank, which needs bulbs. . . I tried getting those a couple months back and it didn't work out. Then I have two ten gallon fixtures which can each do 15w, I think?

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