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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Most important for plants?

What do you believe to be the most important factor for plants?

1. Correct lighting
2. Substrate
3. Co2
4. Fertilisers
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Well they're definitely all important, but if you were going to go with just one of the four, I'd definitely say substrate.
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What's more important to living?

1. air to breathe
2. food to eat
3. water to drink

Just like the question above, that is hard to say! If I had to pick one, I'd pick air to breathe so that i can live for an extra day before I die of dehydration!

I will mention that if you have the correct amount of (low) lighting, you can probably get by with the atmospheric CO2 (aka a non-CO2 tank) and little to no fertilization if you pick a decent substrate.

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#1 because I can get food, water, and oxygen by filter feeding because I am awesome. Bet you can't do that. lol

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What's more important to living?

1. air to breathe
2. food to eat
3. water to drink

Just like the question above, that is hard to say! If I had to pick one, I'd pick air to breathe so that i can live for an extra day before I die of dehydration!

I will mention that if you have the correct amount of (low) lighting, you can probably get by with the atmospheric CO2 (aka a non-CO2 tank) and little to no fertilization if you pick a decent substrate.

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With out light there is no need for anything. If the plant has no light it will not need ferts, substrate, or co2. It's all about photosynthesis plants need light for this to happen. If photosynthesis does not happen there is no need for co2 there would be no need for ferts because there would be no growth. Light is number one for plants.

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Lighting.

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Which leg of a 3-legged stool is most important?

The substrate is probably least important. Many plants can live drifting in the water.

And if one of those legs is too long or too short, this also will make a difference. So, not just the basics, but the right balance of those basics.
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