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Old 11-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Growing plants

Have several plants in my tank, just hardy grasses not sure of the names. I'm just looking for a good way to have them grow fast and big. Not looking to get into co2.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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What type of lights do u have & what ferts do u use?
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:47 AM   #3
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I have a fluorescent bulb that says it's for plants and aquariums, and I haven't used any ferts because I'm not sure what to use. I have a pool filter sant substrate.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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Not sure what grasses need specifically , but for planted tanks, you can use Seachem Flourish, Excell & Iron. A lot of people use dry ferts, just do a search here. Rivercats especially has written a lot of info about them.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Can you post a pick? That will help us to identify your plants and let you know what you need.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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In just the last two days my plants are looking very bad. The tips are dying.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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They're cypts and it is very normal for it to do that any time they are moved or have a change in water conditions. It's called melting. They will grow back quickly. But they are heavy root feeders so you will need to get them root tabs
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
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Cool thank you. Do you know of any other hardy plants I can use
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #9
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What is your lighting? It helps to know what your level of lighting is to get you plants that will thrive in your set up.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:28 AM   #10
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I'm not sure I just got a fluorescent 24" bulb from Home Depot that said it was for plans and aquariums. How do you tell the level of lighting?
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #11
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The bulb or the package it came it should have all the specs:
-t5, t8, etc
-28 watts, 40 watts, etc
-4500k, 6500k, etc

With that info we can determine your light level and be better help
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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It says 20 watts 600 lumens and T12
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #13
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If it's the typical purple'ish color I don't think it will for for plants. Try and find out if it's a 6500k color temp which would be ideal
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It has a dull orange color with 2700k
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #15
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Yea, you want to bring that back and get a 6500k (daylight) bulb for better results
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #16
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Cool thank you I will get a new bulb this weekend
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