Need Suggestions

Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by smileurself, Oct 25, 2010.

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  1. smileurself

    smileurself Plankton

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    Dear All,

    Myself am Ravi from India this is ma first post in here I have had a good experience in fish keeping I had Marine and Flowerhorn so far never tried Planted tank so am here now for help from you guys.

    I need some experts advice on my plans of starting on a Planted FW tank this is ma first one so need some suggestions and here is what I have as a base:
    Tank: 60cms L x 45cms H x 36cms B
    Lights: 40 W x 2 (Blue & White color)
    Filtering: 1200 L/H Power head
    Have plans to build a CO2 generator using the raw materials @ home.
    Aeration: double nozzle Air pump


    Plans:

    Please suggest me the best and easily available Soil & Plants.

    I am planning to have these Fish added: Neon Tetras, Tiger Barbs, Danios, Blue Rams, Dwarf Gouramis, Few Corydoras, Few Shrimps, and my favorite Killifish.

    Please Suggest me with your best Ideas which can help me build a best one will definitely post the progress pics in here.

    Awaiting your replies.

    Ravi ;)
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Use white bulbs only, the blue is the wrong spectrum for plants.
    No need to aerate as that will cause the CO2 to leave the tank.
    Eco-complete would be a good substrate at a depth of 5 to 8 cms.
    Plants Cryptocorynes and Anubias are low light and easy plants. Tiger Lillies are a nother good one. Hygrophila, Rotala and Ludwigia are all relatively easy plants that would do well under your lights.