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Old 04-16-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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New Planted set up!!

So I got a stroke of amazing luck and got this aquarium for free! Everything you see lights, chemicals, canister etc and I canít even say how excited I am!

I currently have a 110g planted tank thatís so deep itís impossible to work with and a small 10g I feel thereís no room to expand, but this is perfect!

Since this is my first true planted set up I would love ideas suggestions advice etc. currently I donít have the CO2 set up but would like it in the future, letís start slow though. I plan on placing a branch somewhere in the middle extending out to one side depending on where the tank ends up. I have always wanted a carpet but I know that can be harder to do, and what kind of plants are there that can root in the soil but grow above the water line, other than Anubis. Currently I have wisteria in my 110g that I plan to put somewhere in the back.

Iím so excited!!!!!! Please any advice, tips things to do or not to do with a tank like this would be great.

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I am not the plant guy but nice tank !
I enjoy when plants and hardscape come out of the water.
The background above the tank is sweet.
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Thank you. I read somewhere that people will sometimes put miracle grow down and cover it with a heavy substrate, I think I like that idea because itís cheaper and it contains all the nutrients as well, plus itís softer soil for the roots
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You are referring to a dirted tank. It provides ample nutrients for the plants. But plants can grow in plain sand as well.
Lower light plants such as anubias and java fern are a good place to start. Carpets required decent lighting and almost always a consistent source of CO2.
That is a very interesting tank.
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New Planted set up!!

One main question I have is if I place a piece of wood in the water with some of it sticking out above the water line will it make the room smell? I know if I take my drift wood out of my planted tank itís reeks but those are fully submerged
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One main question I have is if I place a piece of wood in the water with some of it sticking out above the water line will it make the room smell? I know if I take my drift wood out of my planted tank itís reeks but those are fully submerged
I've seen plenty of tanks with the wood sticking out, never heard complaints.... No first hand experience but I think it should be fine.
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