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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Planted Tank Help

I am new to the whole planted tank thing and have a question regarding ferts. You probably get this question asked a lot. I do not have a whole lot of money and looking to start a low tech planted tank. I do not have the funds to go out and buy a C02 system and looking to add some sort of trace elements to the tank. The only product I can really find locally is Flourish not the excel version though. Would this be enough to keep low tech plants and still have a nice aquascape with foreground plants being a main objective in the tank? If not possible what are some good starters besides the common java fern, java moss, ect.? advice, opinions and everything in between appreciated.

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Crypts don't need a lot of light, and, as a result, don't have to have CO2 injected. Several Crypts grow pretty low, at least for several months. You can order Flourish Excel from various internet stores. Big Al's and Drs Foster & Smith seem to alternate in having good sales on it.

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Ok thanks. Are there any other foreground plants that would be suitable in this tank?
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