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Will this work? I'm ready to start gathering

What I need to start my first planted tank.

I have a 75 gallon that I want to set up. I'm going to use a "sifted dirt" substrate about 3" thick. Some areas will have sand for a "beach front" look.

I want to have a bonsai tree, mosses, ferns and maybe a red plant here and there. Lo-tech, no CO2.

http://www.buildmyled.com/dutch-planted-6300k/ or

http://www.buildmyled.com/10000k-planted/

I haven't decided on which canister filter yet.

If this will work, is there anything else I need besides plants and fish?
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I saw that page as a banner here. Looking interesting. But, I did not see a pic of the actual lamp?

You might also want to look at the Finnex Planted+, I just bought one and so far I think it's outstanding.

http://www.finnex.net/index.php/prod...ed-series.html

Finnex is a sponsor here, they have their own sub-forum, you might want to check them out.
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Thanks, I'll look at that one also.
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For those plants, you wouldn't need a dirt bottom. Mosses and ferns do fine without it. And if you only want a few red plants, you could just use root tabs where those are (depending on what plant you go with).
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For those plants, you wouldn't need a dirt bottom. Mosses and ferns do fine without it. And if you only want a few red plants, you could just use root tabs where those are (depending on what plant you go with).
True but, very few people stay with one aquascape planting theme for extended period of time. I offer better to dirt the tank, then if the OP decides to add heavy root feeders like Crypts the substrate is ready to support the plants.
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Yes, I want some other plants but I don't know what yet. This is my first planted tank so I'm feeling my through this.

Do ya'll know anything about SunSun canister filters? Is there something better?
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