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PSO 3 01-07-2013 11:35 PM

my very first planted tank
 
It's my first planted tank that has been set up for a few weeks now, and I only have a ctenopoma and an African brown knife in it right now.

I know its not very good, but ill make it better slowly but surely.

Thanks for lookin!


http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...=IMAG0157c.jpg

Sajacobs 01-07-2013 11:39 PM

I think it's good start. Really liking your driftwood. Maybe some moss on it?

What's your substrate? Have co2?

puopg 01-07-2013 11:40 PM

Looks good! It will probably go through tons of revisions if you are like me and keep getting new ideas and inspiration. You will probably move the stems in the back more and the hardscape forward in time. I also have a wood piece but i learned quickly that as my plants grew, they covered the wood and i argued, whats the point of this wood if you cant even see it?

PSO 3 01-07-2013 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Sajacobs (Post 2176750)
I think it's good start. Really liking your driftwood. Maybe some moss on it?

What's your substrate? Have co2?

My subtrate is caribsea floramax with small gravel on top. And i dont have co2, the person at my lfs said I wouldn't need it. Should i think about getting some? I do though give it API leaf zone plant food.

PSO 3 01-07-2013 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by puopg (Post 2176752)
Looks good! It will probably go through tons of revisions if you are like me and keep getting new ideas and inspiration. You will probably move the stems in the back more and the hardscape forward in time. I also have a wood piece but i learned quickly that as my plants grew, they covered the wood and i argued, whats the point of this wood if you cant even see it?

I think the moss on the wood would look nice. I don't know where to get that though and what kind

puopg 01-07-2013 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by PSO 3 (Post 2176768)
My subtrate is caribsea floramax with small gravel on top. And i dont have co2, the person at my lfs said I wouldn't need it. Should i think about getting some? I do though give it API leaf zone plant food.

Depends on the amount of light you have. If its low light, then you dont need it. Anythign else, I reccommend it. Low light tanks grow very slowly. If you begin to see algae issues, you may need CO2 + ferts...

PSO 3 01-08-2013 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by puopg (Post 2176780)
Depends on the amount of light you have. If its low light, then you dont need it. Anythign else, I reccommend it. Low light tanks grow very slowly. If you begin to see algae issues, you may need CO2 + ferts...


My light is a marineland 60 or 66 watt, i forget which, led light, no algae yet so Maybe not

puopg 01-08-2013 05:50 AM

just watch your plants. As long as they do well, you are doing good.

wendyjo 01-08-2013 01:47 PM

I'd attached the java ferns to the wood since it doesn't care to be buried in the substrate.

Silenced 01-08-2013 03:41 PM

Nice start!


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