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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Got plants in - now what?

I got my plants in yesterday - had a big variety and I had so many I didn't know what was what so I just put them all in randomly.

I see melting already which I know is normal.

What do I watch for? I have finnex planted +.

I want it on a timer, but can I shut it off for a few hours during the day so I can have it on in the morning, then off for however long and back on so we can enjoy it on all evening?

Should I begin dosing with the excel immediately? Also have flourish. Put both in yesterday.
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Hello schneb...

Plants will look poorly for a time and some will die off altogether. It's because you've changed their environment. Some will grow back and the new leaves will become used to the water in the new tank. Pretty simple.

Check the lighting needs of the plants. The dark green kinds will be easier to grow and require only low light. The fertilizer the fish produce is usually enough for them. Those that are light green, will need stronger light and added fertilizers.


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