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Old 11-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #16
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #17
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Very helpful, thanks for sharing...
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:57 PM   #18
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Copied from the article section of our main web page and very well written by Buck:
http://www.plantedtank.net/articles/...lanted-Tank/4/

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love this! Thank you so much for posting this link!..I have a question though. As im sure a lot of new Planted Tank(ers) do, I used an inert substrate through inexperience, and I turned a non planted tank into one. So I started with way too little hot pink aquarium gravel, then I added a bit more aquarium sand (20lbs) so I have 10lbs of gravel mixed in with 20lbs of black sand, I would like to beef up my substrate with something with a little better CEC and some more nutrients, but I already have my tank fully up and running with plants now. I am thinking ADA Aqua Soil, Amazonia, what and how much, and what methods would anyone with more experience recomend for adding this to a 65/35 sand/gravel mix that is already established, moderately planted and livestocked??
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:14 PM   #19
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This was very helpful. However, as a beginner to this hobby, it left me with questions on order of doing things. Should I fill the tank before adding plants? Is it okay to add plants right after filling / tie the plants to driftwood, put in place, and then fill the tank? I'm not asking for answers here, merely adding my input to the article. Luckily, it looks like I got the right lighting and nutrients for my tank!
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:49 AM   #20
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I've been browsing this forum, as I've been getting ready to re-plant my rather dull looking 10 gallon tank.

One question I have is how folks generally cover their tanks. I see lots of pictures with what looks like uncovered aquariums, with high powered lamps hanging over them.

Is this better than putting a glass cover on the tank, and shining the light through the glass?

(My tank has had a Marineland system cover, with built in filter and flourescent light, for years. It is now failing, which has prompted me to look into a different system, that will hopefully give me more vigorous plant growth.)
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