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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-14-2007, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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hi to all, well where can i start this is going to be my first go at a planted tank so i need some help. the tank is 24x24x24 inch filtered with a eheim 2076professionel 3e through vecton uv15 and lit with arcadia 150w metal halide with arcadia 5200k freshwater bulb. whats the best base to use also do i need under gravel heating,sand or gravel.is it best to plant heaverly at the start or build it up like a marine tank.as you can see so much is going through my head about whats or wrong. please helpppp.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-14-2007, 11:15 PM
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What do you mean by base? If you are talking about substrate then a lot of people on here like aquasoil. I use fluorite myself.

Based upon what I've read, under gravel heating is not required. Also from what I've read, it's better to add a lot of fast growing plants to start off in order to keep algae in check, then swap out those plants for what you want once the tank is more established. I'm sure more knowledgeable people will chime in so hang tight
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Take a few minutes and read my Guide.
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