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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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First time planting

I've decided It's time time to plant my 29 gallon tank. It's currently a corydoras tank with some RCS, so plants to most closely match these species are what I would like to set the tank up for. Currently, I have an eheim 2213 canister filter with a Hydor eth inline heater. My substrate is black flourite sand (I had planned to plant this in the future, so I went ahead and purchased the right substrate). I just need to know what light fixture would be best, what system of Co2 I should use (if any) and what kinds of plants I should try for this. Thanks!
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Alot of people go for non-co2, low light 29 gallon tanks. Less costly to maintain and the plants can still look good.

Some plants that usually work well are anubis, crypts, java moss, java fern and others. You can find lists all over the web, including this forum of low light plants. In terms of lighting you can get a dual T5 normal output, a dual T5 High Output and raise it above the tank, get a single T5 High output light or DIY a fixture.

If you are set on doing Co2, you could do a dual T5 High output light not raised.
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by dual highoutput, do you mean buying two of the fixtures and hooking them together as you can do with the aquaticlife fixtures? (these: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...4&pcatid=22134) my LFS also sells a marineland lighting system(the double bright LED I believe) and a coralife lighting system. I'll forgo the CO2 and do some of those low light plants (Thanks for the suggestion!) which of the fixtures do you think would be best for me to get?

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by dual I mean a single fixture with two bulbs.

I got the a 30" Coralife Aqualight T5, you can get it online with shipping for around 50 or so dollars.
I have had it for about a month, so far I like it alot.
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