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post #21 of 29 Old 01-21-2011, 01:36 PM
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Nice.

I used "reef sand". Looks like it was about the same size, and deep matte black. More expensive though.
It was about $4 for 5 pounds...

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post #22 of 29 Old 01-21-2011, 01:39 PM
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looks good. planning on adding any more plants?
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post #23 of 29 Old 01-21-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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yes i want some foreground plants but i can only have low light plants due to my lighting. Any suggestions what will grow in the substrate i have ?
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post #24 of 29 Old 01-21-2011, 01:53 PM
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Why don't you tell use exactly how much light you have?
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Low light can mean anything from 1wpg to .2 wpg...

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post #25 of 29 Old 01-21-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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i dont know about lighting and "wpg" which is why i didnt LOL
I do know that my light is 24" 20 watt and the light output is 750

i like dwarf hairgrass, will that grow in those light conditions ?
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i dont know about lighting and "wpg" which is why i didnt LOL
I do know that my light is 24" 20 watt and the light output is 750

i like dwarf hairgrass, will that grow in those light conditions ?
Over a 20g, I consider that moderate light. What type of fluorescent (T5 HO, or regular T8) and do you know the kelvin rating of the tube (number followed by a K, like 5500K or 6500K)?

On the hairgrass, possibly but probably not.

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post #27 of 29 Old 01-21-2011, 11:08 PM
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My fish aren't eating anything

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i found some fish from sorrento beach in australia and i took them home, and now they aren't eating anything 2 of them already died...... plz help me ps: there really small
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post #28 of 29 Old 01-22-2011, 02:41 AM
if they're from a beach, they're probably saltwater? and your posting in the freshwater part of the forums, so im guessing your waters just wrong? Also, you should be making a new thread as this is off topic.
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post #29 of 29 Old 01-23-2011, 08:06 PM
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i found some fish from sorrento beach in australia and i took them home, and now they aren't eating anything 2 of them already died...... plz help me ps: there really small
I or another moderator can move this to a new thread, but is this salt or fresh?

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