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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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New to planted tanks, looking for advice.

So, the tank is a clearseal 48x15x12

(dull I know, I got it on the very cheap)

The lid is a modified 36" clearseal lid to fit, because I am a crafty cheapskate.

The plan? Unsure. I was thinking of generally having a java fern forest, featuring a carpet plant.

Stocking, probably something simple like a handful of Apistogramma and a dither species. Nothing big and flashy.

What I need to know:

Are there any relatively undemanding carpet plants?

Is a single t8 bulb enough, will I need a second t8 tube, or upgrade to a double t5 setup?

Will I need to dose Co2 and Ferts? (If I do i'll go with TNC carbon + ferts)

Will I need an additional plant-based substrate.

Am I being a silly cheapskate? Or do I really need to throw some superbucks at this to get what I want.

As it stands now the tank has sand as a substrate, and has 2 reasonable sized java fern and an anubias nana, and is baby sitting 8 small odessa barb as I grow them out.

Halp. Thanks.
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[censored][censored][censored][censored] guys, don't all answer at once.

Just aswell I got the answers I needed from another forum, thanks for nothing.
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[censored][censored][censored][censored] guys, don't all answer at once.

Just aswell I got the answers I needed from another forum, thanks for nothing.
Ok seriously? Some of us have lives outside of this hobby.

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[censored][censored][censored][censored] guys, don't all answer at once.

Just aswell I got the answers I needed from another forum, thanks for nothing.
It doesn't really help if you don't post pics...... And as da other person said, we have lives outside of tpt


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Ok seriously? Some of us have lives outside of this hobby.
This one.. Read this post
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It doesn't really help if you don't post pics...... And as da other person said, we have lives outside of tpt
Why would I need pics if i'm just asking questions?

Thank you all for clarifying how polite this forum is. Goodbye
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Why would I need pics if i'm just asking questions?

Thank you all for clarifying how polite this forum is. Goodbye
Sometimes it's easier to answer questions that way. Not everyone that can reply right away will know a lot like the planted gurus... But people like me who know "some" can actually give an answer thru an image.


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Why would I need pics if i'm just asking questions?

Thank you all for clarifying how polite this forum is. Goodbye
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