Newbie- 20H/10, no CO2 - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2006, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3
Newbie- 20H/10, no CO2

Is it possible to have a planted tank without CO2 injection? I have read around but haven't found much information on tanks without it. Ideally I would use a 20H with a school of small tetras. I would also like to set-up a ten gallon.

Here are some questions:

1. I saw Petsmart had some bags of "Laterite". (sp?) What exactly is that and would I need it?

2. What kind/how much lighting would I need for the plants, w/o haveing too much for the algae?

3. What size of gravel should I use? I used sand for a fish tank once, but didn't like it, it kept on stopping the powerfilter and was hard to really clean.


I have kept fish for a couple years now and would really like to create some nice planted tanks, small enough to be easy to work with and easy to clean. I think a 10/20H would work perfect. Let me know if you have any suggestions, thanks! -Ryan
RyanD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2006, 10:29 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Rex Grigg's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland Orygun
Posts: 9,600
Take a few minutes and read my Guide.

You can have a tank without CO2 many people do it today and almost everyone did it for years.

Also a 10 gallon IMHO is a bad choice for a first tank. Way to small to really grow most plants.
Rex Grigg is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome