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Old 02-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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New 20 Gallon Long Bulid


So I'm pretty new to planted tanks, But definitely not to aquariums. So I am just going to start with trimmings from my 2.5 tank. But my real question is Substrate. I was thinking Clay, dolomite, Potash, and Miracle grow organic potting soil, and capped with PFS or black sand. Is all that stuff necessary? Also will just a single T8 be sufficient. It will be low-medium light and low tech
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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I'm currently using Fluval Stratum and LED lighting in my 20g long and my Rotala, anubias, Java fern and amazon swords are thriving.

You'd probably get great results with your setup. Can't wait to see some pics.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:39 PM   #3
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Wait Im confused after doing some reading should I mix the Miracle grow clay potash and dolomite or should I just layer it on the bottom
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