Originally Posted by irishdaisy
Oh ok. thank you again! Your Rly helpful
my tank is pretty heavily planted so I'm not sure. Maybe today for the last day I'll leave the lights as is (11hrs) then I will change it. Since my plants are very new it might help them get adjusted? Im still learning. (lately the temp has stayed at about 78 )I'm going to research the type of plants I have since I don't k
ow much about it and I have about 8 different types
Research is never a bad thing
it's quite important in this hobby because some plants REQUIRE co2
and/or fertilizers to thrive in the home aquaria. Some need more lighting than others. It's possible to "overdo" the lighting, im learning about this in my planted tank.. Looking for a DIY dinner because it's causing algae. Plants require certain conditions just like fish do.
You also have to be careful about adding salt and chemicals to the tank as some chemicals can damage and even kill plants, they usually say on the label not to add to planted tanks. Many plants cannot survive in brackish tanks (tanks with some salt but not full saltwater) so beware adding salt.
I learned almost everything I know from the help of people on this forum. They are a wealth of information and always willing to pitch in what they know via research and experience.
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