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post #1 of 14 Old 02-02-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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first planted tank

I had this tank running for i think now 7 years now but 2 days ago i got real plants. kind of new to the world of water plants soo i got some aqua-glo 18,000k 15watt, but thinking about changing to 6500k ones what kind of bulb do yall think i should get. tell me what i can do better =] would love to get my tank even better looking.
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-02-2011, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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by the way im sorry about the pictures i have a very bad kodak..
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-04-2011, 07:15 PM
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I would switch to the 6500 daylight bulbs and add more plants. You can never have enough plants LOL. ; ) Also I would maybe add a nice piece of driftwood and I would turn off the bubbler because that will make you lose CO2 which your plants need. If you don't know you can get plants much cheaper on line then at most LFS. Other than that it looks good. What kind of fish are in it and what size is it?

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

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post #5 of 14 Old 02-05-2011, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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lol yea i already switched to 6500k bulbs and planing on upgrading my lamps =\. i don't really like my pet store because they seem to not know anything about there pets. so i'm going to shop here on line lol on the forums what kind of plants you think i can get for $4 lol? i also took out my babbler. i have small fish and 3 tiger bars so getting 3 more angles in there =]. here's a very bad picture of what it looks like now. i like what it looks like now much better
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-05-2011, 08:51 AM
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Looking very nice. If I were you with a tank that size I would get one of the packages that are sold in different places for that size tank. I have never used thatfishplace.com but several on here have and I was looking at there site last night and they have some nice packages that are about $2.00 a plants with out the shipping. I have ordered lots of times from sweetaquatics.com, aquariumplants.com, and there is also a seller I have used a couple of times on aquabid that I have been really pleased with I can get you there name also if you like.

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #7 of 14 Old 02-05-2011, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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cool =] i have to try them out are the package low ligh plants?
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post #8 of 14 Old 02-05-2011, 09:09 PM
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aquariumplants.com and thatfishplace.com. Both have low light packages I can not remember if sweetaquatics does but I think they do.
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post #9 of 14 Old 02-05-2011, 10:02 PM
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Yes, by just turning off that bubbler your tank looks 100% better!
What size is this tank??

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post #10 of 14 Old 02-05-2011, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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its a 55 gallon =\ hopeful i can get more light in there i'm running with stock hoods but changes the lights to a 6500k
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