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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon Planted

I am starting up a 10 gallon planted. So far I have decided on a few plants I would like to have. It has 30 watts of light and Flourite Substrate. Not planning on running CO2 unless you think I should. I'm looking for advice on the tank and what other plants would work well in a 10 gallon planted. Here are the plants I want and a picture of the hardscape I have to work with. Also any suggestions for fish that would work well in a planted 10 gallon.

Hemianthus callitrichoides
Dwarf Sag
Anubias nana

Still a little cloudy, just filled it up yesterday. I'm also going to add a black backround.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 07:57 PM
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sounds like a good start. good luck with the baby tears. i love them but cant get them to grow for me. i think that my fish have been removing them on me. they're jerks.
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youre gonna probably have to get co2 if you want the HC. You can try Excel for a form of carbon and see if that keeps the HC happy.

You also only have 3watts per gallon which is a little low for HC. I just started a 10gallon with HC and use DIY co2 and 2x 26 watt CF.
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