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I just setup a 60 gallon hexagon what plants should I put in it

I have 4 t5ho and a 40w led flood light cool white light its 29' in deep what plants should I put in it.
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that seems like a great deal of light... what kind of plants are you going for? or what kind of look or function should they provide? some really fast growers like water sprite can clean the water of nitrogen wastes and creates excellent cover for fry and shrimp. some are just odd specimens like the banana lily.

for some lower light plants you might even need to use less light(fewer buls) or floaters to avoid pea soup water or having them grown over by algaes...
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i plan to take off the t5ho. originally i had them only but they weren't doing the job.
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really? what plants do you have/did you have?

is light less of an issue than lets say.. circulation? co2? missing a little potassium or iron?

too much of any little thing can sometimes be just as bad or worse than a defiency as well.

is your water hard or soft? can you find out how hard or soft?

the more info you can provide, the more others can share their ideas as well..
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If your water is on the harder side, jungle vals are perfect for your tank.

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I need to get a pressurized co2 canister, my plants are doing better since the last 48hrs. I have good circulation, I use two 306 fluval from low to high filtration. I would appreciate a list of the top brand plant foods and minerals. Thanks

and I have a lot of drift wood so my water is pretty soft. I have java ferns, red melon and large amazon swords
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Most people here on the forum use dry ferts of some kind, as they are much cheaper to use than liquid fertilizers over the long run. You can find some sellers of dry fertilizers if you look through the sponsors section of the forum.

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