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Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by oceansurf, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    What would you say are the very most important things to do, to maintain a healthy planted tank ?
     
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  3. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I don't have a planted, but my older sister does. I would say make sure you have enough light & keep the tank clean. She has a few algae eaters in her 29g planted.
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lighting first, CO2 second, water quality third, supplements fourth
     
  5. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I am doing all 4 so hopefully I will be successful.
     
  6. moto826

    moto826 Astrea Snail

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    any pics please
    i like planted tanks
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Oceansurf
    this link was put up for me by Zoban
    its very good because it list plants in terms of lighting needs
    and gives a lot more options on low light requiring plants then I would have ever known existed

    Steve
     
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  9. luv012

    luv012 Plankton

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    too much light will result in alge bloom. lighting is important, but do a search and find the right amount of light shine.
     
  10. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    lighting.

    keep your nutrients in balance. This is usually easier with alot of plants or non-plant substrate.

    The last thing you want to do is over use supplements, since plants and algae use the same things you can have a bloom very quickly.
     
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