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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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new to freshwater planted aquariums

Hey guys! so im new to the planted aquariums but not new to the addiction!! i have a Reef tank and a member of COMAS but wanting to get into the planted aquarium side of things im going to be using a 75 gallon with led lighting and have the co2 system on its ways but unsure which substrate to use. my LFS " Aquariums in Edmond" said theres a good DIY way to do it. Does anyone know how?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 07:27 PM
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 04:01 AM
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I'm just getting into this myself and am also going to be setting up a new tank. I have some organic miracle grow potting soil that i'm going to use as an inch to 3 sub-soil then top it with black flourite
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What fauna are you gonna put in the tank?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 11:32 AM
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by the way Mbryant. If you're ever in Tulsa stop by our shop at 61st and Memorial. We're all saltwater but I have a few fresh water displays set up and a vivarium to show off what we can do for maintenance clients. I'm exceted about getting a nice planted tank up there. How'd yours turn out. My miracle grow with a flourite and eco complete cap turned out GREAT. The water was very tan for about the first month but a weekly water change took care of that.

...Oh, we also have some fresh water supplies at the shop
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