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6.6 fluval chi used as rimless

a few anacharis up front, an amazon sword and what I believe are baby tears in the back. hoping to add a few cherry shrimp and hc if my lfs gets them in. would you guys suggest grabbing a soil with nutrients in it before going with hc or should I be fine?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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If you're using regular gravel then you'll need something to add nutrients for the root feeders. You can get quality root tablets here in the Swap and Shop or from RootMedic. If you really want you can go with a nutrient rich substrate and then you won't have to worry about Root tablets. Do you have any plans for C02? Also what are you using for your lighting?

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In a few months I'll probably take a trip into the city and grab some eco-complete, for now everything seems pretty healthy. For c02 I have diy with a glass diffuser from amazon. For light I have a desk lamp with a 27 watt led, I think I've seen the bulb I have described as a hampton light or something?
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some of my babytears uprooted so I had to replant, only two stems have tiny roots, lots have around an inch of brown squishiness..for lack of better terms. anyone know whats up?
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Nice start.
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In a few months I'll probably take a trip into the city and grab some eco-complete, for now everything seems pretty healthy. For c02 I have diy with a glass diffuser from amazon. For light I have a desk lamp with a 27 watt led, I think I've seen the bulb I have described as a hampton light or something?
Head to the city? Where are you from?

I'm out in Sycamore.
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nice start. i always suggest heavily planting to get a head start with establishing the tank. If you like anacharis, You may want to pickup two more packs and also start planting them in the back as they grow fast and tall and will look nice filling the background of the tank.

The other plant in the background doesnt seem like its doing too well... Might want to either trim them down closer to where there are healthy leaves and replant or remove it entirely.


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does anyone have HC for sale? in need of a carpet here. Jointbreaker i'm from freeport which is 2 hours west of chicago, but i'd be heading into Rockford some materials, the lfs here doesn't carry much.

I've recently trimmed the amazon sword and planted the little baby that came off it. baby tears seem to be growing and everything is going well except for a minor outbreak of algae.
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