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Old 08-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys I got my 20 gal setup and cycling I was wanting to do some plants just not sure which ones and need a little insight thanks
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It depends a lot on your lighting but if you are sticking with a basic stock fixture then start with the easy plants like java ferns, anubias, maybe some mosses. Crypts work pretty well also.
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I have a regular florescent light
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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Yeah do java ferns, anubias, crypts, and even wisteria may work as it is pretty low light tolerant.
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K and for nutrients do I have to put any extra I the tank
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Yeah, root tabs for the crypt and a high quality liquid fertilizer for everything else. The plants would also really appreciate a liquid carbon supplement.
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K should petsmart have that stuff only pet store we have round here and for the liquid carbon would I just put it in the tank or watt
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K should petsmart have that stuff only pet store we have round here and for the liquid carbon would I just put it in the tank or watt
For a low tech setup you could use seachem flourish comprehensive and API leaf zone once a week for the ferts and seachem excel daily for the carbon suppliment. Petsmart should have it all but you could find it a lot cheaper online. And yes they all go in the tank I reccomend at least an hour before the lights come on sp it is mixed in the water column well and ready to be used by the plants.
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Alright I appreciate it the planted re tanks look awesome but never knew anything about them til now
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #10
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There a lot of fun. Since I can't afford the salt water tank I want yet I got into planted tanks and was siprised how much goes into a high tech setup it is def a lot of fun. Just to forewarn you though once you get this tank planted you will prob be hooked and want to start upgrading to more plants. I did and my tank went from a couple common plants to being 100% planted very quickly.
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