10-10-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I would remove any dead shrimp and just let the plants handle the "cycling." Once you have those mentioned, and the shrimp removed and a major water change, you can add a few fish. If you indicate the species intended for this tank, I or others may be able to suggest which and how many to start with. The idea behind planteed tanks is that the plants use the amon ia right from the start and nitrite is not an issue.
Niot exactly sure what you mean by the "liquids" but will guess it may be bacterial supplements to "cycle" a new tank. Yes, those that are pure live bacteria do work, but with plants including some fast growing ones this is not necessary.
You will need a comprehensive liquid fertilizer for the plants, I can suggest some if asked. Howe large is this tank? Water Sprite, Amazon Frogbit and Dwarf Water Lettuce are all floating plants and very fast growing, so you will cover the surface in no time.
The liquids I was talking about is the plant fertilizers.
I have only like 6 plants in the tank right now will get the floating ones over the weekend. Are they enough. I have a 50 gallon tank 4 feet long. The fish I want are.
Zebra danio x10
Buenos aires tetra. X8
Red blue tetra x8
Tiger barb x10
I plan on getting them in that order a month apart. The plants will be enough to keep my water safe for the fish? When I see planted tanks they are heavily planted I also have a Penguin power filter 350 with bio wheels for 70 gallon tanks Posted via Mobile Device