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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-06-2017, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new to planted tanks. I have had fish tanks for a few years now and am leaning towards setting up a planted tank with co2. My tanks as of right now are a 55g cichlid tank a mixed community tank and a saltwater frag tank. I have a few 10g tanks I'm not using. And a spare CO2 regulator. Where should I start


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Where should you start well let's see...

1) Are you going low tech or high tech (hence the co2, I'm guessing high tech)

2) Do you have a light, substrate, co2 diffuser, filter, ferts,anything?

3) What plants would you like to grow/maintenance wanted to achieve.
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I'd suggest starting out with a low tech planted tank with a good substrate and a decent light. The different between low/med tech and high tech is like the difference between SW and a reef tank. It's just my nickle, but once you achieve a balanced low tech tank, I think it's easier to add CO2. more light and more ferts. Then again like others (and me) you might just discover that the heavily planted low/med tech tank is just fine.
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Ok I was thinking of going with her miracle grow what should I use for the top layer


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Ok I was thinking of going with her miracle grow what should I use for the top layer


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I would top with black diamond blasting sand, it's like 8 bucks for 50 lbs and you can use a bunch and still have tons of leftover. You can have a very impressive low tech tank especially when co2 is added.
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