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I am new here, and would like to start a 10 gal. I really like the HC, and was wonder how I would go about in making a tank with just that. Can someone guide me and tell me what is needed? I read the faqs and other tibits of info and was wondering if they still apply to nano sized tanks (stuff like fertilzer and CO2).
 

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Nano tanks still need ferts, still need CO2, and probably need more light than 2wpg to grow healthy HC. If I was you, since you're starting from scratch, Id start an emersed setup and let the HC fill in and root, and then fill the tank with water after. That way, you'll avoid algae, CO2 issues, and the usual new tank problems.

HC also prefers a small-grained substrate to root in.
 

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Ok, can you reccomend me good and preferably cheap, things I will need. I know I am need substrate and filter, what else? How about things like chemicals and heater? Plan on using dyi co2. Sorry for my english.
 
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