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I don't want to switch my entire 55g over to plants at this time, can I just put little planter boxes with eco complete in it? What can I use for the planter boxes --littler rubbermaid containers filled with eco and buried in the current gravel? Can I put the littler planter boxes on the end that gets natural sun or just buy a free standing lamp to shine on them?

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You can get shallow vases and add the substrate and put the in the tank. Thats what some people do and it can look nice.


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I agree- you can do just about whatever looks best to you. Eco is a good substrate for that, Fluorite or Schultz Aquatic Soil would also be some good options. I'd recommend some fert tabs in the pots, as well.

As far as lighting goes- the sunlight may or may not be enough; and sunlight is also prone to cause algae. You could try it and see how it works, though? I personally wouldn't recommend any type of incandescent light- IME that type of lighting tends to grow brown algae better than plants. A fluorescent or LED light should work though, as long as the kelvin rating of the lamp is between 5000-10000k.





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