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This is the stuff that I found at my local PetSmart.

As a beginner, I think this is what I need, yes? or did I just waste some money?

Thanks, Todd

Oh, and where can I find a supplier of plants on-line.

I want to get some Anacharis, but nobody around here has any.
 

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Since you're growing to feed a turtle check some pond supply places - much bigger bunches than what a normal plant store will sell and for usually less price.

http://www.tricker.com/ is one place that I know of.
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
can anyone comment on the stuff I bought. from what I can tell it's the right stuff, but as a newbie I really don't know.

oh, I already have a 5000K and 6500K CFL bulb fixtures
 

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You are growing anacharis for your turtle, right? Seems to be a good start. Filters are always important, how bigs your tank? What are you going to top the laterite with?

Flourish fertilizer should be sufficient, it contains a broad spectrum of elements. I personally don't use it. Most people on this site use dry ferts to either dry dose their tanks directly or make liquid like you bought. It's a much cheaper alternative to buy bulk especially when your dosing several tanks.
 

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You are growing anacharis for your turtle, right? Seems to be a good start. Filters are always important, how bigs your tank? What are you going to top the laterite with?
the tank is only 10g and I might already have it "over populated" with three anacharis, one anubius, one water fern, two baby tears + a dozen minnows that will also meet Mr. Turtle sooner or later ;)

I topped the laterite with 50/50 mix of sand and 1/4inch size pebbles for a 2inch deep "substrate" although it doesnt look too nice so I may need to add more pebbles?

might find that that filter is a bit noisy. aqua clear filters are pretty good try to find some.
the PetSmart had both kinds and not knowing any better and finding the MarineLand on sale I got it. the tank is in the laundry room so not a big deal if it's a bit noisy, so I say now :icon_roll
 

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I've used that HOB, it'll be fine. Not any worse than any other brand of HOB.

Your tank is only over populated with plants if you can't ever see the fish!!
 

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cool! because the fish are there to mate, supply "natural fertilizer" ,and then be fed to Mr. Turtle
 
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