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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question before I blow tons of money.

Hi guys,

Been doing some research and spending a bit on a lighting upgrade to T5's, full dupla c02 setup etc..

Now the tank is my 6ft - ill post a pic.

Substrate gravel is about 8 months old from my last low tech heavily planted - so im sure the gravel has plenty of good stuff in it..

Before I go all out and get all my foreground carpet plans - I took the time to read the Substrate pros/cons article.

What is the success rate designing a beautiful aquascape in gravel, given that everything else is ideal?

Is there anybody who has done this?

Supposedly the carpet plants dont spread out etc etc..

I have no problem daily dosing.

The bottom line, should I take on the mission of changing my substrate on the 100gallon - or will I be OK ?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 07:45 AM
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You will be fine. For specific root feeding plants you might want to buy some root tabs, but if you're dosing daily you won't have any issues.

With that said, my preference is specialized clay based substrates. I don't dose ferts daily though.

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thankyou my friend..

A bit of reassurance goes a long way!
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That fish will eat you if you try to change your substrate!


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yeah good ol' oscar - a personable fish indeed.

Shame I will have to remove him when i move to planted.

Raised on pellets and bloodworm, has virtually no interest in live food. - if there was such a thing as "community" oscar - this would be it.

Free to good home guys... any takers?
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