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Old 10-10-2005, 01:37 AM   #1
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Can you get a planted tank like in this gallery > http://www.aquabotanic.com/gallery.htm without having a CO2 system if so how would you go about doing?
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:10 AM   #2
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a dence grass groundcover and most red plants need intense light to grow.. with intense lighting comes the need for CO2..
You could get something close with low light ground cover plant (foregrownd plants).. and some low light needs backdrop plants in the far left back corner and have a similar effect..
http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide.php you can do up to medium light needs plants without resorting to CO2.. up to 2wpg.. so look for anything from low to medium light in the aquascape placement area..
forground plants for the right front area.. and all the way across the very front of the tank.. (example.. dwarf sag)
middle for the far left and center (example... a sword or anubis)
and backdrop plants for the just right of left and back.. (example... Ambulia)

I would go so far as to say you would have luck with medium high light plants with 2wpg of light.. so that should keep you options pretty open..

It should give a simmilar effect..

Good Luck..
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:16 AM   #3
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that was confusing..

low light plants no problem without CO2.. 1-1.5wpg recomended
medium light plants.. No CO2 isnt a problem but might help. 1.5-2.0wpg recommended
Medium High light plants.. CO2 is definatley advantagious but not absolutely nessisary.. min. 2wpg recomended..
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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See this is something I want.... that looks so cool. So basicaly what I need to o is increase the watts of my bulb and it will help my plants grow?....I got my 15W long bulb thingy from Home Depo and its seppose to be like the sun or w.e well thats what it said on the box that its light is for plants. Should I upgrade to a 20w bulb seeing how I got a 10 gallon?....Then another thing is the more light I have it quicker raises the temp of the water. SOmetimes the water goes past the top yellow on my theramother and all the fish chill at the bottom trying to escape the heat....well, any other information I could use so keep it coming.
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
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You would do well to read the sticky's at the beginning of this forum. These sticky's were designed to give a beginner an overall idea of all the equipment needed and what to look out for from the beginning.

BTW, both tanks you've shown are CO2 injected.
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That sucks the CO2 is money I dont have.
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For ten gallons you can do it yourself. Will cost you 10.00 maybe.
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Reallly?.....What should I do?
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Search for diy co2. you will get hundreds of hits.
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Is there a website or what?...Cause I like the around "10$" idea.
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