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Old 09-21-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Finnex Planted+

So I have 2 of these on my 30 gallon tank. Would this be concidered a Medium light tank?
I also have 2 more of the same Planted+ but 48" and going on my 75 gallon tank. Would this also be a medium light tank?
The 30 has no Co2 injection and the plants are doing great. I only put co2 booster and fertilizer.
As for the 75 gallon that will have a Co2 system on it. Will the light be enough if its getting Co2?

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Honestly unless it's really tall tank I would consider those high light tanks.

I have 1 48inch on my 75g and with ferts has grown about every plant I've put in there.

Without lots of glut dosing or co2 injection I see algae in your future..


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Old 09-21-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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2 planted plus on my 20 tall with co2 rippin proved to be quite the algae apocalypse.. def high light. I've seen sweet 75s with a single planted plus

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2 planted plus on my 20 tall with co2 rippin proved to be quite the algae apocalypse.. def high light. I've seen sweet 75s with a single planted plus

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I have two Finnex planted+ on my 30 gallon. No problems since the plants grew in and I got two Chinese algae eaters plus some of those pesky snails you find in the pet stores tanks. Also got some snails from a local freshwater pond near my home.
The snails breed like crazy so I just flush the big ones and not worry about it.

These are the ones from my local freshwater pond. They are the brown spiral ones. They breed a bit slower than the smaller variety from the pet store.Click image for larger version

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Honestly unless it's really tall tank I would consider those high light tanks.

What would you consider tall?
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I have two Finnex planted+ on my 30 gallon. No problems since the plants grew in and I got two Chinese algae eaters plus some of those pesky snails you find in the pet stores tanks. Also got some snails from a local freshwater pond near my home.
The snails breed like crazy so I just flush the big ones and not worry about it.

These are the ones from my local freshwater pond. They are the brown spiral ones. They breed a bit slower than the smaller variety from the pet store.Attachment 278297
How long has the tank been running?

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Old 09-21-2015, 08:36 PM   #7
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How long has the tank been running?

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Probably since July. I broke it down and put in 3" of Eco Complete.
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Sweet!! Whatever you're doing, youre doing it right? You have softer water huh? Do you know your values across the board? Tds included?

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