What is a good bulb for a planted FW 1-bulb hood?

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Would you recommend any supplemental additives for a planted tank or not?
     
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    Yes, potassium at about 30ppm, iron at at least a steady .1ppm, carbon whether from pressurized CO2 or from Seachem Excel or its equivalent, phosphate at 1ppm to 2ppm, nitrate at 10ppm to 20ppm and a good micro nutrient mix.
     
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    Like a fertilizer?
     
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    Not really check out CSM+B at Green Leaf Aquariums. In fact you can get everything but the carbon or CO2 there.
     
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    You will most likely need both kits. I do not like the Flourish myself as it seemed to cause my tank to cloud whenever I used it. You will need to get their Trace also.
     
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    Who knew a planted tank could be so difficult ;). I'll give Flourish a try and see how it does (Those 6 bottles should supplement what I need, right?). Thanks so much for your guidance, couldn't have done this without it. I'll post before and after pictures once my plants grow up a little more. BTW, the Green Leaf Aquarium site is a great site.
     
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    Ordered both packages. Will that be all I need for a thriving planted tank?
     
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    1 week old growth!
     

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    Nice growth, the kits should just about cover everything.