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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Deep greens ADA 45p

Hi guys,

Am setting up my first planted tank. ADA 45p with dragon stone as the hardscape.

Trying to carpet with baby tears and eventually some stem plants up against and behind the stone.

Running an eheim 2211 canister as well as CO2. Light is ada aqua sky.

Had started out with a dry start for about 3 weeks before I lost patience and decided to flood it (stupid, I know but I wanted this tank in action).

Thanks for looking guys
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Nice! I would recommend getting the stem plants in there fast though, cus algae may outcompete the baby tears at the start so you may want fast growers to combat the algae growth. But, it's looking good! Can't wait to see what's coming
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I'll co-sign Opare on the need for the stems. But a temporary measure can be to put a stem or two of Anacharis behind the pick-up tube for the filter floating in there.
That plant has a rep of helping out/w algae, is a cheap/throw away type plant usually
easily available. Fairly sure you may already have a stem picked out. So as a suggestion
that I think would compliment the tank size my vote is for -Rotala Mini Butterfly.

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Stems asap.

75 Gallon Low Tech w/ Green Terror Pair
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I'm doing a dry start as well and I hope I have the patience to see it through lol. I like that stone!

For stems I'd echo the mini butterfly (I'll be getting some as well) but you could also get something like Rotala sp. Green or Colorata for the time being. They are cheaper and would be good to work with for awhile. Then once everything is perfect in your tank maybe get the butterfly in.

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Thanks for the comments guys. I really do like the idea of the mini butterfly.

In order to combat algae for now thought I have some random stems at the moment that I will likely replace with the mini butterfly once I can get my hands on it (anybody know where I can buy or get my hands on it in Columbus, OH?).

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