06-04-2008, 04:07 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alachua, Fl
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| | Re: Cycling a 250L aquarium.
Hi Ledo, first off, welcome to apc. What is the water volume of your tank? With 210W of useable lighting, I hope you're at least around 70 gallons.
A couple of points. If you start out with a heavily planted tank, you don't need to worry about cycling. The plants will quickly take up any ammonia which may form. Your tank is not heavily planted. If you can, try to put in quite a few more fast growing stem plants. Look at the plantfinder
here on apc for info on some fast growers.
I don't see any mention of fertilization. With high lighting, you will most definitely need to do that. Two common ways are via EI (estimative index) or PPS (perpetual preservation system). Info on both can be found in the fert forum here.