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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2009, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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First Planted Tank 30gal

Just put my tank up today.

Flourite Red (will be adding more soon its only 1" now)
Tek T5 HO 4x39w
Fluval 204 Canister Filter


C02 coming soon

Looking for plants, id like to possibly buy a plant package from a fellow aquarist.

Not sure on what fish i will go with yet but will probly be picking up 6 neon tetras to start with.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Got my Co2 yesterday, will still need to find a solenoid and bubble counter. Plants should be here soon, along with the extra gravel i had to order in.
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Pic of my plants in the tank after 2 days or so.
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Don't fprget a needle valve with that regulator as it doesn't have one.

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Looks like your off to a good start, what do you have in there plantwise so far?


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Yes, i know i need a needle valve and a solenoid for the co2, buty thanks for checking i dont want to make any mistakes.

Plant package i bought, copied from the original sale:
Plant Packages:
I tore down a tank and most of this comes from that tank. There are two packages of the following:

Hygro low grow; over a sandwich bag full(close to 2)
6 stems Acurata
6 stems Diplidis
Alternanthera reineckii Rosaefolia; about 7 stems(some in rough shape as this comes from a float tank)
An 8 leaved or more piece of Anubia's nana barteri
A phillipine fern piece with some fernlets
A stem of Hygro. Cory. Augustifolia
Some blyxa japonica, 4-5plants

This is whats pictured below but I will also include 4-5 stems of Rotala vietnam, a couple pieces of star grass thats coming from a non CO2 tank, and a stem of limnophila aromatica that is deep purple that I will cut the day they are mailed. Plus I always get froggy when I send plant packages and I am sure you will get a couple other things but here's the pics of the stuff already ready.
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i love the tek fixture. that tank is gonna grow plants like crazy!!
what carpet plant are you thinking about?

oh and take a pic of the philipine, ive only seen like a few plants around.

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I actually dont know all the differences between the plants i got in the package LOL. It was more of a fill the tank now and then decide what i like purchase. I think from a quick google search that i must have gotten the phillipine java fern maybe? Which if correct means i planted it wrong by putting it in the substrate.

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