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Hi everyone, I have some questions.

I just started a planted tank. This is what I have done so far.

28 euro
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about 2 inches of flourite.
red sea co2 bio system

Here are my questions.

1. I believe I am to start with easy plants to "break in" the tank.
I added 2 pots of Sagittaria subulata and 2 bunches Ludwigia repens.
How many plants am I supposed to add at the beginning?

2. I have the Fluval 204 with in filtered water about 2 inches below the water level. I also have the Red Sea bio co2 with the pump.
What should the waterflow be?

I'm trying to think but nothing happens.
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1. Put in as many fast growing plants as yoyuu can to help cycle.

2. no idea
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I try to get my flow directed so that my plants are not all blown over. Good water movement is important but you don't want your surface water moving fast or you will loose co2.

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[QUOTE=mr.gaboozlebag;331583]1. Put in as many fast growing plants as yoyuu can to help cycle.



So I could put in 10 more pots and be fine?

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I try to get my flow directed so that my plants are not all blown over. Good water movement is important but you don't want your surface water moving fast or you will loose co2.


What does the water flow do if the filter does not have any chemical filtration?

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if chemical filtration = carbon, you don't want that in a planed tank. for plants you want some mechanical filtration and extra circulation so that nutrients and co2 can get everywhere with no dead spots.
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Okay I understand. Thank you all.

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I did this drawing explaining good circulation.

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Great pic. Am I right in thinking that the blue is the filtered water. and red is the co2?

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