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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 30 by 12 37 gallon tank with an Eclipse three hood. So far there are two val, a compacta, and an amazon sword. How many more plants do I need to make it a good ecosystem? I figure I can use some more Val, but I don't know what else.
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The more the better. At least 50% plants?
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The amazon sword SHOULD take up a lot of room if it develops the way I hope. I'm not sure about the rest, but 50% plants sounds about right.
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Lots of Stem plants will help with the reduction of algae growth.

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You need 5 more plants.

just kidding. it's not about the exact number of plants...but about the total coverage, and the amount of fast growers (as the others have already stated)
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