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slojko 07-17-2012 03:00 PM

Aquarium plant help crosspost
 
im looking to carpet my aquarium with some dwarf grass or something similar but i want to know if it will grow/spread/root first.

i have a planted sand aquarium 55* gallon

this is my light fixture
Deep Blue Solarmax 48." 108w T5HO Double Strip with 8 LED's


these are the lights i got for it


http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIFE-GLO-AQU...ht_2227wt_1396

some pictures

Photo Album - Imgur

im looking for a co2 pump so any recommendations/ experience with this would be very helpful. i am going to my local fish store today to look at the selection they have

Varkolak 07-17-2012 03:07 PM

The lighting is more then enough for dwarf hair grass, almost too much so the only issues would be algae if your ferts and co2 aren't balanced, I haven't ventured into co2 yet but I have a mini fluval co2 system I plan on converting soon to be able to use larger tanks

slojko 07-17-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Varkolak (Post 1159351)
The lighting is more then enough for dwarf hair grass, almost too much so the only issues would be algae if your ferts and co2 aren't balanced

i am using no fertilizer or co2 addition. im going to the store today so some recommendations on fertilizer or type of pump would be grand!

ahh i see

thank you

Varkolak 07-17-2012 04:09 PM

Best fertilizer from the general consensus of this forum is seachem's flourish comprehensive fertilizer which is what the majority of us use including me use. This is a sample of my month old tank that i just took for you, I've only dosed twice so far

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1448/0717121705a.jpg

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