British Columbia Aquariums banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
K so I have a cheapo Hagen co2 thing
ah low watt light(40w)
and I was going to get various fertz soon
now I am wondering what kind of plants I'll be able to put in there And if I should just stop being cheap and find some better stuff, and if so does anyone have anything for cheap.

Now this is all for a 75 I wasn't planning on tons of plants just to make it look nice with the discus
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,498 Posts
you should stop being cheap and get some better gear..
40 watts or 75g is almost useless for most plants.
your co2 should be pressurized on 75g..
once you fix both the above you will need ferts but at this point there is no need. IMO
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,498 Posts
You should put plants like any Anubias, or Microsorum (AKA java fern) in, they do great under low light. You can get them at www.aquafloranersuries.com they will ship to your door. And I happen to know that they may by having a sale starting tomorrow.:D
the link is not working.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,498 Posts
if you are DIY person,
i would suggest 3 sunblasters from the local hydroponics store.
now that i noticed you are in parksville i'm not certain where you could get a co2 set up.
i would have said Canaidian aquatics namely Pat AKA mykiss on the board.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
Hmm with the low lights could I get vallisnera as well
Can you tell us more about the type of light you have? and the configuration of it?
Are you using plain gravel?
Are you using a canister filter or a HOB filter?
We can help you better if you give us more details.
Thx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
So I just have a marienland light canopy 1 48" bulb it holds at the moment I have a job but am in the market for a canister I just bought a 40w t8 powerglow 18, 000k
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,498 Posts
is allot better...
almost 1.5 watts per gallon..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,717 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
And then I may aswell have the other light aswell which is another 40watt depending on how it looks I could always diy a cover
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
I think I'll kill my moms hydro bill haha I I go that far I'm already thinking 175 watts in total not to mention koi pond waterfal the ten gallon my filtersu.v.c lots of power haha hydro wanted to come and see
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,717 Posts
I wouldn't go much more than 2wpg t5 if as someone new to plants, that's just my opinion. There's a fine line between good growth and excessive light leading to nutrient and carbon imbalance which means algae outbreak. More light is not always better once you reach the minimum amount needed to grow plants properly. That 2x55w AH supply kit will pretty much let you grow anything you want in a 75 gallon.

As for hydro brill, try a reef tank with Metal Halide lighting, or in my case, 3 planted tank, 2 with CO2 injection and 5 canister filters and multiple powerheads and heaters. It's best not to think about things like hydro bill if you're going to get into planted tanks. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,717 Posts
But wait I'm pretty sure there was also a couple [email protected] I think bit there only 36" does that change anything if I do diy lid
36" on a 48" tank means you'll have trouble growing anything in a the 12" with no light (or very low light I guess). As long as you're ok with that and the weird light pattern it's not a problem.
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top