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post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
Jarek Strzechowski
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Thanks! Ugh lemme tell you, planting was a pain. This is my first freshwater tropical tank let alone planted. Every tutorial I've seen and read has told me to aquascape first, then plant with like an inch to half an inch of water, then flood it and cycle. My lfs told me to cycle it then plant it, which I did (bad idea). Planting in a pico without any water would be difficult, let alone filled with it. I also didn't have quite enough substrate to plant everything super deep so they were constantly uprooting. Basically I pushed everything in to it's proper depth, then poured rinsed fluval over the base. Don't rinse the substrate on initial setup for the fertilizers and nutrients etc. but any additional substrate once its running rinse unless you want it to get all muddy and cloudy. I now have everything anchored down pretty well.

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