Lungz 7gal planted

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  1. Lungz

    Lungz Astrea Snail

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    I recently(yesterday) bought a lfs display planted tank for a wicked price. Ive been wanting to try my hand at planted tanks and this was too tempting. I bought the Fluval Flora 8gal with three shrimp ornaments and three armano shrimp as well as a bunch of plants for 50$. I have a few questions though. I have a fertilizer substrate. Will i need co2 at some point? What kind of small fish loveeee plants? And are snails gunna kill the plants as there were a ton in the tank. I will add questions as they come to me
     
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    CO2 need depends on the intensity of your lighting. So we will need to know that. The snails should not be a problem as the eat only decaying matter usually. All small fish love plants. Celestial Rasboras, Neon Tetras and other very small Tetra, Rasboras and Danios are good for your tank.
     
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    Lungz Astrea Snail

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    There she be. i run the light about 8 hrs a day. Also, is carbon a goodthing or not?
     

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    No carbon needed, try Flourish Ferts. Try adding some driftwood for hiding spots, etc. For fish I like sparkling gouramis.
     
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    Seachem Excel will very good. It is a carbon supplement. You can do water changes with treated tap water. You will most likely want to add iron and potassium for optimum plant health.
     
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    Lungz Astrea Snail

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    Sounds good. As far as sustrate goes, can i do a layer of play sand above the fertilizer to kinda keep plants in place?
     
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    Lungz Astrea Snail

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    Also, can anyone id the plants i have?
     
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    Yes you can, but not too deep, maybe 1/2"
     
  11. Lungz

    Lungz Astrea Snail

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    Good enough. Wat plants do I have? 2in10, you are all over the place im looking at a dif planted forum and i see you on it to lol.
     
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    The one on the left looks like Telanthera reineckii, the one in front by the log might be Hornwort. I would need to see closer pics off the rest to have a chance. They all look very healthy though.