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Old 05-21-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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co2??? Questions on a 10


Hello, everyone. I am quite new to planted tanks. I want to start a 10 gallon. I have no idea what a "co2 thing is so would somebody please tell me! But I would like to know what equipment I would need, and some low light, nice, hardy plants that I could have. I would probably have a couple tetras. Any information is apprciated!!! Thank you in advance. I also need to do this on a budget, I am 11 years old.
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If you are totally new to planted tanks, I would say don't worry about the CO2 yet. There are a lot of techniques discussed here that help plants grow faster, bigger and greener, but that doesn't mean that you need them to start a planted tank.
Start with the basics... a substrate, perhaps a bag of Eco-complete or Fluorite, and some light, maybe around 20W (fluorescent), and some hardy plants like Anubias, Java ferns, etc, and you should be off to a good start.
Once you get bored watching them plants, start reading about CO2 in 10 gal tanks, fertilizers, etc, all good stuff but not necessary from the start!
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Here is some links that will help you get started...

DIY C02: http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/CO2/

LOW LIGHT PLANTS: http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide_...=1&filter_by=2

GETTING STARTED: http://www.aquahobby.org/articles/e_plant.php
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Thank you for the very quick responses. I am looking into more articles, thank you!
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