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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Rich Guano View Post
Before you start setting up this tank I highly suggest you do a ton of research on substrates. Gravel alone is the least desirable choice. Yes you can grow plants, but it has limitations.

With the stuff you bought already, Look into doing a Diana Walstad syle "dirt" tank. The only other item you would need is Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting soil. Then lay your gravel over it.

Use only 1 of the HO bulbs in that solormax. Two light will put you in another ballpark of challenges which you should also be ready to study, and also buy additional equipment.

Last, you can keep that filter using her method, but you need to load the tank up with tons of plants! I sure you were planning on this anyway.

Have you any questions?
+1 on the dirt for sure. But use miracle gro organic potting mix
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