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After a month of acquiring the finnex, and eheim and eco-complete fine. I finally finished hardscaping the tank with natural rocks and driftwood. I'm at the point now of "heavily planting" it. NO CO2....yet....

Questions:
-is there such a thing as overplanting?
-Can I do it all at once, add water and start filtering
-what nutrients should I add off the bat


Please and thanks, I been reading alot but the internet is very contradicting so i'd appreciate answers from someone who's done this successfully.
 

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-is there such a thing as overplanting?
This is quite difficult. One of the reason we trim back our plants is allow light to reach other plants. Therefore as long as light reaches the plants you are good.

-Can I do it all at once, add water and start filtering
Yes. Some people do a dry start to get the plants established first, though i'm impatient and fill up the tank first.

-what nutrients should I add off the bat
The same nutrients you would add continually, micros and macros (NO3, PO4, K). Eco-complete doesn't really provide much except the ability to hold nutrients. Thus follow PPS-Pro or Estimated Index for dosing.
 
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