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Hello, I am new to planted tanks but I have kept regular tanks for a couple years. I am interested in making a low tech planted tank out of my 20 gallon. I have an Aquaclear 50 filter and plan to get an Eheim Jager heater. I want to keep dwarf gouramis, blue rams, rummynose tetras, and mystery snails. I am confused about lighting but I have been looking at this light: http://www.petmountain.com/product/...rent-usa-nova-extreme-t5ho-x2-freshwater.html. I want mostly low-medium light plants that can be attached to driftwood and a few mosses. I like the caribsea eco-complete planted substrate: http://www.caribsea.com/pages/products/planted_aquar.html. I was wondering if just this substrate would be adequate to grow plants or if I have to have another layer of something else. I don't want to do CO2 and minimal fertilizers. Any recommendations on certain plant care products and tips on setting up the tank would be nice. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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welcome. first i want to ask is this a 20L or 20H? regardless that lighting should put you in the medium light range. as for fertilizers you can start with seachem's line. its great for beginners, until you move onto dry ferts. the substrate is a great choice. as for the fish i hope you don't put too many gouramis and rams, they are pretty territorial.
 
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