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  1. Plants
    Howdy, So I've just about got everything together for my new 20g, I just need some help determining what plants will thrive in my first planted scape. I splurged on the Finnex 24/7 Planted+, so lighting should be a non-issue. I am NOT running CO2 (ran out of $$) and I am using Seachem Flourite...
  2. Lighting
    I want my plants to grow tall, and I have heard that the Actinic light bulbs were the best for that. But I dont want them to grow all stringy. So if I add an Actinic and a colormax I should be good, right? Or should I add a 6,700K or a 10,000K. What would you choose and why? I just want some...
  3. Lighting
    Hello, all. I'm new to planting and am in the process of converting my 45 gal tall from a fish-only to a planted freshwater tank. I just couldn't stand the unnatural look anymore. I am wondering what kind of fixture I should use for my purposes. I'm considering a 2 bulb HO and splitting them...
  4. Lighting
    im sure this situation happens all the time but i feel my situation is unique and i want to ensure that im doing everything correctly... sorry in advance as i know this will be a novel. i inquired a 6th tank a few months back and its a tall 20 gallon, a very cool wood pannel tank made by an...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    didnt get a reply in the ''lighting forum so thought id post in a more active forum i currently Hve a elite tank with a 14w T8 15'' 38cm Aqual Glow light in it and its struck me that this new light is very blue ish and clear and my heavy planted tank looks a bit rubbish with it when im...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 66 gal hex tank it's tall about 24-30" tall Im it near the tank to measure. It has good lighting on there and will keep plants green but they don't seem to get larger just kind of stay the same size.. Any suggestions on what plants or how to get them to start growing?? Also I have...
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