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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2017, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Help!!! First planted tank

Hi everyone,
So I started my first planted tank a week ago. I used soil, laterite and white sand in layers in that order, because substrates like aquasolum and flourite are too expensive in my country. I also bought some anubias and cryptocoryne, because I was told they have very low requirements. For lights I’m using the ones that came with the tank: LED TS lights (I will attach a picture in the post). I keep them on for 7 hours/day. After I planted the tank I used a liquid fertilizer and that’s everything I’ve done. The tank has only one male betta but I’m planing on adding some corydoras in the future. And I’m also planing to add a DIY CO2 system with sugar and yeast. After just a week of being in the tank all the plants seem to be having deficiencies and I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong since is the first time I try to set up a planted tank. I bought some flourish and root tabs but they arrive next week. I will attach some pictures and appreciate all the help that I can get. Thank you!!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2017, 08:17 PM
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What are you dosing liquid fertilizer wise?

For this tank i would focus on new growth. I saw one crypt with a new leaf. Maybe just a little bit of patience is needed in this area.
If you just bought those plants, transition from water to water can do that to the anubias.
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Thank you!
I bought Seachem Flourish, but I won't have it until next week.
Until then I used ActiPlant from Aquael, since I received one for free when I bought the tank
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