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Old 06-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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10 gallon planted tank build

So I want to turn my 10 gallon into a planted tank. I was thinking of having some elodea/anacharis, amazon swords, water wisteria, and anubius, and a piece of driftwood. For lighting either i keep my two 20w cfl bulbs or change it to this http://m.petco.com/product/111943/Zo...cent-Bulb.aspx

AlsoI was thinking of having this for my substrate miracle grow organic choice http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix;...32?type=search
Then top it off with black gravel.

I will be making a DIY Co2 reactor using a 2lt bottle

So let me know what you think and some changes I should make
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I wouldn't do amazon swords in a 10g. Way too big.
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So what kind of clay can I use in the substrate and where can I find it?
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I'd go a bag of Eco complete or Flourite and do Osmocote+ root tabs. If you have a Petsmart near by check to see if they have FloraMax there, they're clearancing it out and it's $8.47 for a bag which should do.
Keep your 20w CFL bulbs, try to find them in a 6500k if you can.
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I'd go a bag of Eco complete or Flourite and do Osmocote+ root tabs. If you have a Petsmart near by check to see if they have FloraMax there, they're clearancing it out and it's $8.47 for a bag which should do.
Keep your 20w CFL bulbs, try to find them in a 6500k if you can.
Ill check by my nearest pet smart, hopefully they have it on clearance cuz normally it's around $18
Besides the ones I listed, what are other suitable plants for the tank? And what's a good brand and cheap yeast I can use, most are over $40 and I check online but some of the prices aren't listed?
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You could do crypts as well.
I used Red Star brand and had good results. I think as long as it's bakers yeast it will work. Make sure to check to see if it's outdated.
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For the plants your interested in a dirted tank really isn't necessary and if this is your first planted tank I don't recommend starting with one.

You can use anything, sand, small grained gravel, or any commercial substrate in the tank. Just depends on your budget. I use Eco Complete in all my tanks and love it.
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