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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Fisrt Timer 29g

This is my first time trying planted tank I still new to the whole fish hobby in general. I found a 29g for 30 bucks so figured thats a good start.

Tank: 29g

Light: Aquasun t5 HO 30" (I figured I get more now then have to replace later)

Filter: Aquaclear 70

Substrate: Caribsea Black Sand with normal black Substrate out the outer edges

CO2: hagen co2 with DIY mix the stuff that comes with it kinda sucks

Ferts: I put Flourish Tabs and use Flourish Comprehensive (I'm trying to figure the dry ferts before I buy it)

As for landscape theme and all that fancy stuff I still am not good at lol. I just want the plants to survive and then rescape later on once I get more of the basics down, I would hate to spend money on plants I will kill 3 weeks later.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 12:46 PM
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Check out El Natural style. Will save you money on the substrate. I used Scott's top soil. Some use Miracle gro organic. Any top soil without manure chemicals can work. tuffgong used potting soil from Dollar store.

Hyzer has a T5HO over his tank and doesn't inject Co2. He keep algae at bay by raising the light.

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completely agree, DIRT that B*@#ch

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 03:29 PM
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Just a recommendation, you should try to switch to pressurized co2 soon unless your are really good about replacing the DIY, that T5HO will turn (and keep) your tank a green mess in no time.

Good luck!

PS: I have a 29 gallon myself (as you can see below this post) and you can ask me any questions concerning the tank itself or getting it going
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