Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
The lights would depend on how high your light level is. You don't want to start out/w full lights on new plants if you have high light.
If you are going to cycle the tank I'd do that before I start the ferts.
If you already have the plants then start as soon as you put it all together.
If you get a fairly large amount of plants they already have the beneficial Bacteria on them and they will cycle the tank, but the Bacteria count will be low.
If that is what you do then just start/w a couple of fish after three weeks and
let that be all you put in for a couple of weeks and then gradually add more.
Space the rest about at least a week apart. 2 for a 20g or 4-5 for like a 55g. each time.
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