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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for help with the equipment list.

Hello all.

I am going to be starting a 20 long planted tank (low tech for now), and am wondering if I can get some ideas and advice on what to buy initially. I know how LFS's can be with trying to sell you things you don't need (I am migrating over from reef keeping), and I don't want to get duped.

Equipment I have:
Ehiem 2213

I see a lot of how to's that have stuff about tablets that you put in the substrate and what not, and I just don't want to get sold snake oil.

I am aware of how broad this is, and forgive me. I plan on doing much more research, it is just good to get the input of some seasoned aquarists before I have a salesperson in my face.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 08:44 PM
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You have to come up with a goal first. Then decide what equipment will best help you reach that goal.

For starters, find some 15-30 gallon setups that you like and get an idea of what they're using. Monkey see, monkey do.
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Booger couldn't be more right. Look through the forum and read a lot before you think about buying anything. There are tons of us who have learned from various mistakes and there's a pretty good consensus of how to best set up any given tank.

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