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post #11 of 16 Old 09-06-2009, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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also can i add a bubble make to the tank and it be good for the tank? i know its good for fish but does it harm plants? i was thinking of putting it in a corner with tall plants around it
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post #12 of 16 Old 09-06-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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ok so while i was looking through my grage (still cant spell it) i found some stuff...
this is why it takes so long to look through my grage
idk why its showing like that but as u can see that is all my fish equiptment so it takes a while. i found these tablets and i was wondering if i should use them and if that is kinda what those flourish things that byron was talking about is
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-06-2009, 08:12 PM
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The Flourish Tabs is a fertilizer than you place in the substrate (gravel) next to the plant roots. It is part of the same line of plant products from Seachem. Some of us use both the tabs and the liquid.

Bubble wands are not recommended for planted tanks because the bubbles drive off CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the water, and plants require CO2 in order to grow (they use the CO2 the fish expel through respiration). Water movement should be minimal in a planted tank.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #14 of 16 Old 09-06-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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when i put my water in with my gravel the water was so black its reflective...
i got this tester cause it was like 1 dollar. i know they arent very reliable but im pretty shure if something spikes high it will read it. (if my fish are dieing, not a regular test)
this is the fertilizer i got. i also have those tablets
and the gravel. all they had was pre cycled gravel. i didnt know what to do so i got it but ill let the tank run for a bit with nothing in it to let it clear and everything
everything ok?
P.S. my other fish are all hiding now cause there is a big black tank sitting next to them. SO CUTE love thier personality
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post #15 of 16 Old 09-06-2009, 09:02 PM
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be sure to have atleast 1watt if light per gallon in the tank

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
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post #16 of 16 Old 09-06-2009, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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yea i do its like 15-30watts. its 20gal tank so i think it will work. it is very bright
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