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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Talking my first planted tank 2.5G DSM

I am using a 2.5G tank to stmy first planted tank. I am using a Aqueon® Colormax Mini Compact Fluorescent Lamp, Seachem Flourite Plant Substrate, river rocks, driftwood, and dwarf hairgrass.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I posted this from my phone that's why some pictures are upside down
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 11:09 PM
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I was editing the post. Pictures are still upside down but I will fix that when I get home tonight.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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What should I use as a background to make the plants stand out once they start growing
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What should I use as a background to make the plants stand out once they start growing
Use a black/dark background.

Are you dosing any ferts?

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I am using flourite substrate
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Flourite substrate is just a high CEC material. There's no ferts whatsoever in it.

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What do you recommend using
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to start doing daily spritz of aqueon aquarium plant food
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:41 PM
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nice start... and I agree with what someone else said, use a dark background - I think it will be important with the substrate you are using
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Like the others said dark background I would say black that way it makes everything stand out.

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