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I am upgrading my 10g to a 29g! woohoo. I got a top fin kit and stand for my birthday so i am excited to get this bad boy up and running. Now on to the goods!

Tank:
29g Top fin aquarium kit

Filtration:
2x topfin 30 whisper hob filter

Substrate:
Ecocomplete fine grade black

Lighting:
Finnex Ray2 30inch $75 on amazon!

Fertilizers:
Bamaplants.com crimson tabs: http://www.bamaplants.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=40_44&products_id=232

Co2:
Fluval Mini Pressurized 20g-CO2 Kit. Took it off my ten gallon when I realized you didn't need it so I will try it with this tank.

Fauna (i will move these from my ten gallon):
albno cory
3x otto catfish
5x glolight tetra
5x rummy nose tetra
5x candy cane tetra
3-5x dwarf shrimp

Flora(will receive most early next week from bamaplants.com):
Dwarf hair grass
Java fern
4 x Italian Val
8 x Red Jungle Val
2 x Oval Leaf Ludwigia
2 x Aponogeton crispus
1 x Amazon Sword
5 x Staurogyne repens
10 x Dwarf Sag
2 x Dwarf Baby Tears Portions

I have attached the progress this far. I am currently doing a fish less cycle.

QUESTION:Should I wait until I put the plants in to add the fish?

Thanks!
 

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I would think your fish would much prefer it if you planted your tank first. Once your tank is cycled, you could throw the fish in and then plant, but why would you want to stress the fish out like that?
 

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Update:
1 week so far so good! I cut back some of the red jungle val and any other melting/ dieing plants. I am going to be moving some things around later. I will update later.

Finnex Monster ray should come in this week! So hopefully adding this to my ray 2 will get my Baby tears, dwarf hairgrass, or dwarf sag to carpet.
 

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Thank you! No I tore down the 10g :(. I did have a journal about it a while ago. It was low tech/ low light, so not much grew in it. The DHG I had in there grew and spread but very slowly. I am hoping that this tank with do much better!
 

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So far so good but it has only been a week. The issue I have with it is that I can only the chambers 2 times a day. Once before and after work. It's cheap but there are better CO2 systems out there. If you are going to go to need CO2 in your tank I would go with another option. Something that diffuses the co2 better and with a bubble counter.
 
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