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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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new member, 150 XH planting

ok, I have read a great bit, but having someone's experience would be good to. I have a 150XH tank which I know is 4ft wide but not sure width and height. I have a beautiful piece of driftwood that I plan to attach some Anubis too. I just pulled the trigger on a 48" Finnex ray 2 1000k; was told that is good for low to medium light tanks. Does this sound descent, my stock is at my lovely gf's discretion because all my 500 + gallon tanks are my big fish. She already has Congos and Bunoes Aires tetras and a few densions barbs. Anyway does that sound descent and what are some good plants for this setup. Also substrate is gravel
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 12:37 PM
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Sounds good to me.
What I would do on the substrate is dirt the bottom 2" and then sand 1" over the top of that.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted dirt gf wanted red substrate, I will try to change it when we move, this thing is crazy deep so not wanting to mess with atm lol, but thanks for the thumbs up, pics when this thing Is planted
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 01:14 AM
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Welcome to the forum fellow NC ! I'm in the triad area. I wish I would've read this before as I just tossed about 3 gallons worth of water sprite tonight (filled half of a 6gal trash can and one plant was 32" !!!). I will be important to start with a ton of plants and something like water sprite helps get a lot of plant biomass and waste uptake quickly.

Anyways looking fwd to seeing pics and if you're close enough maybe some day a plant trade !?!?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, I know a few Triad people on a FB page. yea my driftwood came into day but not many lfs around me carry good plants, petcos are somewhat decent but don't have a descent selection
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