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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-10-2017, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Question about substrate

Hello,

I am also a beginner and I want to set up a relatively smaller planted tank 15 gallon, I know it is small but as a novice I want to start safe.

I have already bought the tank and other accessories (filter, heater, master kit, water treaters etc) but I am not sure about the substrate. I live in japan and from amazon.jp I found one type of substrate which I am not sure of... I am giving the link..
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Do anyone know about this substrate? I want to know do I need to put any other fertilizer or suffs beside this if I want to first go with basic plants like moss etc which are easy to grow.. also I want to have betta in my tank and couple of neon tetras...

Thank you in advance for your hlep...
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Hey rez1, welcome to the forum. You are likely to get more help if you post your question as a separate thread.

I am not familiar with the substrate. However, mosses and most aquatic plants are able to take up nutrients from the water. If the substrate does not provide enough nutrition for your plants, you can add what they need later to the water.

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Hey rez1, welcome to the forum. You are likely to get more help if you post your question as a separate thread.

I am not familiar with the substrate. However, mosses and most aquatic plants are able to take up nutrients from the water. If the substrate does not provide enough nutrition for your plants, you can add what they need later to the water.

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Thanks..

I also bought CO2 tablets hope it would help..
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Thanks..

I also bought CO2 tablets hope it would help..
Unfortunately, CO2 tablets are not the best method of providing a consistent source of CO2 for your plants. I am a strong advocate of pressurized CO2, but if this initial cost is too much, you can always give DIY CO2 (with yeast and sugar) a shot.

Additionally, I have moved your post to a new thread, so that it might get more attention

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Essentially, they are effervescent tablets (that produce CO2) when dissolved in water. They are not very economical, and do not generate stable amounts of CO2.

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