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post #1 of 6 Old 01-13-2011, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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hey everyone! im "Meeting the Community" i havn't owned a fish tank in years and recently started a 20g freshwater tank..im already itching for something bigger, but now that its my tank and my dads not taking care of it for me i didnt reallize what it took to get a successful tank going.. oops sorry fish.. newbie here to learn- steve086
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-13-2011, 12:39 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Yes, there's a lot to learn, isn't there?
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-13-2011, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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hey everyone im new and had a few questions if someone coulld help. im in the proccess of cycling my 20g tank and wanted to add some live plants. can i do this while cycling ? and i dont really wanna go spending a whole bunch of money on lighting i was thinking of starting with some java fern or java moss. i dont have any special kinda bulb right now just a 18 inch flouresent tube doesnt say watts or nething just that its a eclipse natural daylight f15t8 18". idk if anybody knows what that is or if java fern or java moss will grow with that. and do i have to get fertilizers for these plants? sorry if im leaving ne important info out ive tried to figure it out reading thread after thread but cant seem to get a straight answer so i figured id ask.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-15-2011, 04:07 PM
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F15T8 18" = flourescent 15W T8 bulb 18" long ?.

Java fern/moss are low light plants so you will be ok with them and also Anubias.
If your light is a 15W,you may need something stronger for other plants in your 20G.Someone else with more knowledge will be more help.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-16-2011, 07:56 AM
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hello and welcome. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-16-2011, 07:57 AM
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Hi Steve

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're having fun settng up your new tank. re: the plants, Seachem Flourish Comprehensive is a great fert.

Good luck with your setup.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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