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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-27-2017, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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After losing my reef aquarium of 8 years to my ex I'm finally getting back into an aquarium my friend gave me his 29 gallon with a fluval 405 which I'm turning into a planted aquarium I know a little but I've never gotten into freshwater much so I'm looking for some help. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money here I already had this marineland led fixture I know it's nothing special and was wondering if it would be okay for plants at all probably just low light plants I'm sure but if anyone has any suggestions for cheap lighting also I've dosed some water conditioner because I don't have an ro unit anymore as well as some flourish and I made a diy co2 doser, I added a bag of flourite I've got some neon tetras and some other tetras not sure what species and there's some plants but There unhealthy looking and I don't know what they are but I was wondering if there's anything else I'm forgetting to do?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 08:57 AM
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Umm basic question: is the tank cycled already? Did the filter he gave you still OK? I mean, it's not sitting in garage for weeks or dry?

Also, that other fish is not tetra, it's harlequin rasbora, if my eyes not deceive me.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh there harlequins and Replaced the cheap blue gravel mixed with sand that they had in it with fluorite and no the filter never dried out but the water was replaced obviously so idk if that gives it enough jump start to cycle or not
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