Saturday, April 26, 2008

Arowana Colour Boosting

Sharing experience for colour boosting , based on my C@be (N1wan's ChiliRed)

1. Tanning method

a. Sunray , since 7.30am to 11.00am the tank will be exposed to sunray
bath at angled direction

b. At 11.00am to 20.00pm tanning held by 1 @30W 16.000K TL light
(submerged underwater) at just below water level and 1 @20W 16.000K
TL and 1@ 20W Actnic Blue 22.000K TL . , The light tube will replaced
every 4 months

2. Water management
: pH level set at 6.3 and gH level at 8.0-9.0 , salinity
low , pH level managed decreasing with blackwater , increasing with
water changing ( my arthesis water are pH 7.6, stabil with good buffering
capacity level) Oxygen level managed by aerator pump and sprayed
water from canister output, O3 treatment 1hour every day to keep
sterilize the tank.

Blackwater treatment : every 3days ,tank's water changed 30% and
treated with blackwater extract to be pH6.3 . gH is lowered using ion
exchange resin filtration for new water change (not on the tank).
Normally i used 3 bottle @500ml Tetra Blackwater extract every 2
months .

3. Feeding and Diet :

Feeded only with crickets , prawns and bamboo worms , diet will be
feeded on balance (all 3 types of them in a day) and feeding times is
every 4 hours start at 8.00am , 12am, 16.00pm and last at 20.00pm,
always never feeded full in one feeding time except for last feeding .

4. Filtration :


2 @ 1500l/h canister filter using bio filtration media , to keep the water
balance in biological recycle , the filter is perfectly balanced already and
i'm using gravel bed with undergravel pad for intake to canister

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