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tryin' the real plant thing

Postby CowboyStan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:07 pm

gonna give the "real" plant thing a try. Just picked up 1 Java fern and 1 Anubias Nana, wish me luck :)
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby CowboyStan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:23 pm

I currently have only the original light fixtures that came with my used tank, hopin' these plants can exist in low light . Lights are only the 2 T8 15w 5000k bulbs. temp is 72 ph 7.0 . nitrate level has been running high on me is why I'm giving in and trying some live plants.
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby kevine9723 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:33 pm

I liked my planted tank
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby black hills tj » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:31 am

Hey Stan! What do you have for substrate? How big is the tank? I might be able to help you out, and I can hook you up with plants, man.
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby CowboyStan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:50 am

It is a 60 gal, 48 x 12 x 24, and just using gravel substrate. Guess I' m wanting to stay toward the simple side, not sure I want to go as far as co2 or anything too crazy, but definitely open to suggestion.
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby CowboyStan » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:48 am

Which would bring up the question...at what point do you need to introduce co2?
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby SoDak » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:04 am

It has been a while since I had my planted tank up, but I was using the Estimative Index nutrient dosing method and injecting CO2, and I saw great growth from my plants. I also used a method of having the heater in the substrate using a long coil type heater that drew the water down into the substrate through / past the root systems. All this together made for a productive system but ultimately the nutrient levels grew too high and I had algae outbreaks that I couldn't get rid of. For CO2 I think they make additives you can use and not have to have a CO2 tank set up. CO2 is good for the plants though, so I would recommend using some form of it.
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Re: tryin' the real plant thing

Postby wichers » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:28 pm

Supplement for plants that are go to from what customers have told me is Seachems Flourish and Flourish Excel(the CO2 supplement). Both available at Sioux Falls Aquatics as well if you are looking for some.
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