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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2007, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering what media I should be using for best plant growth. I have a 90 gallon (getting to be heavily planted) tank with 220 watts of compact fluorescent lighting and a pressurized co2 setup. Now I need to know what media I need to make things work the best. Right now I have sponges, ceramic and activated this good or should I be using something different?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-12-2007, 09:51 PM
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I would remove the carbon. It can remove the nutrients needed by the plants. I don't see how it is going to help your tank either unless you are treating with meds copper, etc.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-12-2007, 10:01 PM
do you have planted aquarium gravel? Those are always handy, maybe buy some fertilizer, i think fish_4_all has a list of dry chemicals to buy, it seems like its a lot of stuff to buy but fish_4_all said it will save money in the long run, i see no reason not to trust that.

Pruning materials isnt so bad if you dont want to get your hands wet by putting your hand in to cut the leaves.

As for the filter media, sponges and/or water polisher, as blue said activated carbon can remove nutrients from the plants. Zeolite is a big no no unless something happened to your tank. Im guessing you have a canister filter, fill the bottom with a porous sponge, then the middle with filter floss to polish the water, then the top with bio-balls or some sort of material that has a large surface area.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-12-2007, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all advice.
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