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i miss my plants

Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:40 pm

i miss my live plants and was at a LFS and saw some live plants and i was like man ima start a planted tank. I just want a garden i want to do a 10 gallon now here are my questions slash wants, i dont wanna go into Co2 and stuff but i want some cool ground cover and some thing that is a redish. What substrate should i use? What would be a good light for a 10? i deff want to go T 5s of course and i want it to be where its just self filtering and all i gotta keep water in it and trim the dead leaves
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Post by Aura on Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:43 am

Derek, it's so good to hear from you! You've been MIA for too long.

I'll be watching this for answers as well.
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Post by theswede on Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:40 am

Nice to see you back D! Any new shots from the 360?
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Post by football mom on Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:50 am

I'm not sure about the no-filter tank. I have a couple of small HOB on my 20 gallon.
The plants that grow best for me are Crypts and Anubias, Aponogetans, and the reddish
Ludwigia but you have to prune it back pretty often. Swords do OK, but get too big for a
little tank.
I would spend the money and get a bag of Flora-max or other type of substrate, and mix it with regular fine gravel or sand to make it go farther.
I replaced the standard bulbs in the fixtures with FloraSun bulbs.
Good luck with your project, D!

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:45 am

thanks guys yea now im like a real adult got a well paying adult job not in the movies lol but i install office furniture so i build cubicles and office stuff been busy long boarding as well allot but J thanks what kinda light you think? i was gonna go just dual bulb i was happy with the one i had before and yea true no filter is stretching it
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Post by finnyas on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:08 am

Derek,
welcome back, I have been researching the live plants a lot more for my filtration needs in the sump. I came across a web site called aquariumplants.com, they had plants and substrate looked like a good place, haven't ordered from there yet though..
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Post by football mom on Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:12 pm

I just got some plants from that site. Everything came in good shape.
I'm not sure how some of them will do in the hard water here, but we will see.

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