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camiller27 11-02-2012 10:57 PM

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

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Day 1 After Planting
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camiller27 11-02-2012 10:58 PM

Sorry I posted this from my phone that's why some pictures are upside down

beedee 11-02-2012 11:09 PM

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camiller27 11-02-2012 11:30 PM

I was editing the post. Pictures are still upside down but I will fix that when I get home tonight.

camiller27 11-04-2012 01:00 PM

What should I use as a background to make the plants stand out once they start growing

camiller27 11-08-2012 02:59 AM

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Monster Fish 11-08-2012 03:14 AM


Originally Posted by camiller27 (Post 2066994)
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?

camiller27 11-08-2012 03:21 AM

I am using flourite substrate

Monster Fish 11-08-2012 04:21 AM

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

camiller27 11-08-2012 11:57 AM

What do you recommend using

camiller27 11-08-2012 04:50 PM

I'm going to start doing daily spritz of aqueon aquarium plant food

andrewss 11-08-2012 07:41 PM

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

GMYukonon24s 11-08-2012 07:43 PM

Like the others said dark background I would say black that way it makes everything stand out.

camiller27 11-15-2012 02:34 AM

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