Trying the Walstad method in new 30L tank

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    Hi Wazi, I've added JBL Denitrol to the tank. According to their info, you can add fish after 15 minutes.
     
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    Honestly I'd wait a few days. I usually add stability for two+ days before adding fish
     
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    Yeah, i would play it safe and wait a few days. you do not want to throw your hard earned money away on fish dying because you were impatient.
    Unfortunately this hobby is a waiting game and patients is key. Trust me though the reward is worth it.
     
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    What you must do is use GU10 6500 k lamps as well as GU10 red lamps and you can even add blue lamps, in a ratio of 3 x 6500k, 2 x red and 1 x blue. Blue and red are used for photosynthesis. BTW warm white, in other words 2700 - 3000 k lamps feed the algae and do nothing for the plants. Been there, done that, and I still wear the T-shirt:sarcasm:. You just need to know how which wavelengths are needed for photosynthesis and for that you need to search for a thread on PAR lighting on this forum by Tyrone Genade from a few years back.

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    I still need to find some of these :iamwithstupid:
     
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    Paul, with only the GU10 6500 k lamps you will run into problems with the more demanding plants, I fully agree, but you need those other wavelengths and you will be surprised at the difference.
     
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    @Dirk B will try the gu10's again adding the blue and red as per above ratio providing i can find them. always willing to learn one never gets to stop learning.
     
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    Takealot has the red and k lighting in milnerton has the blue k lighting might have the red too.
     
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    Builders has them, R100 for 4 I think.

    I need to mount mine higher for more even lighting in my 60l.

    Mind sharing a link @Paul ?
     
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    Do they have the 6400k or red and blue ?
     
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    6500k :)
     
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    Great tank, im starting something very similar. Keen to see how your tank progresses
     
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    Hi everyone. It's been a while but at least took photos of the progress of the tank. AMAZING growth!

    Photo taken on 29/08/2018 - got an algae bloom, added some nerite snails and they sorted the problem. 20180829_180054 (2).jpg
     
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    Photo taken on 12/09/2018 added some hornworth on the 9th and it took over the tank.

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    all of the Anubias came off. want to glue them again. Took out some of the hornwort.

    Still want to clean the white gravel and take the moss rocks out.

    Photos taken on 16/09/2018
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