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Hello

Here´s my aqua!
Cycling with Nitrivec (day #3)

SETUP
100cm x 50cm x 50cm
External Filter Canister Resun AE-806
CO2 system with solenoid valve - 8hs/day
Heater 300W

LIGHTING - 8hs/day
Aqua-Glo 90W
Daylight 6400k 120W
Marine-Glo 30W actinic (just decorative)

SUBSTRATE
Tropica Substrate
Quartz Gravel 1-2mm

PARAMETERS - DAY #5
Temp: 28.0 celsius
pH= 6,6
KH = 4
GH = Very Soft
Ammonia = 3ppm (Nitrivec...)
Nitrites = 0

Fauna
Nothing

Plants
Pic #3. Some doubts and probably some mistakes.







Suggestions are welcome...

Best regards
Ledo

PS::oops: My english is poor.......
 

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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.
 

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Hello

Some more pics...
hoppcalif... My Sera's Drop checker is showing good level of CO2.

Here in Brazil we don't use to start fertilization immediately.
We consider that our water has sufficient nutriets to start.
Well, the plants are growing fastly...:D



 
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