Im new to this forum have been doing tons of reading all over the internet to prepare me for my next "water keeping endeavor". This site has been a great recource. I envision Mr. Barr and other guru's levatating in the lotus position while meditating on water chemistry
2 by 36watt 5700k or 10000k PC with good reflectors ?Should I mix the different kelvin bulbs, one or the other?
-Diy co2 injected into over the back filter intake ?Im anticipating problems regulating the co2, Should I put a bubbler on a timer to run once and a while at -night or just let it rip. I figure Ill never really know what the Diy co2 is really doing just as long as I keep a lively batch of yeast going should be okay in this small tank?
-Intend to use seachem gluconate fe. Im not sure but I think the bubbler would increase the already quick rate of oxidation of fe? Not a big deal I will be spending lots of time monitoring this tank anyway. Daily fe doses if nessicary
-Kh/Gh my tapwater is very soft with little to no kh.
I intend to make my Gk/kh from calcium carbonate and gh magnesium sulfate. With a kh of about 3 from calcium how much magnesium does the tank need? Does anything in the tank need sodium carbonate?
-potassium nitrate and Mono Potassium Phosphate added at 18 to 1 ratio as needed. This is two sources of potassium do you think I will still need additions of potassium sulfate? Potassium at 40ppm sound good?
-Trace elements from Seachem.
-My Phosphate additions will alter my KH that wont be apparent when I test. This in turn will make my PH,KH,Co2 chart reading innacurate. Is there any way around this?
Well thats alot of questions. Im just looking to bounce my ideas "not my ideas just research" off some people with some real knowledge and experience. Trying to make sure Im on the right track and not making any huge blunders. Thanks in advance -Jon