Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Good start Duff! I can help out with a question or two.
1) Usually it is best to have the planters so that the water line is just above the top of the it. This helps in hiding them.
2) I'd say that the Otto-lite might be your best bet... Though, with your plant selection either should work.
As far as that new stem plant of yours, I am not sure... Be sure to update with how it turns out though!
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