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Let me begin this post with a warning: I am a complete idiot when it comes to raising freshwater aquarium plants.
And fish, for that matter. But I digress.
I am currently attempting to plant an Amazonian/South American tank. I already have a few amazon swords (which refuse to grow and also refuse to die) and a piece of driftwood. It's a twelve gallon tank with gravel substrate, a florescent light bulb of unknown wattage, and a three stage biowheel filter. I know nothing of fertilizers, CO2 levels, or anything else I probably should know. I feed the swords Flourish brand plant supplement once a week. What plants/ lightbulb/accessories/whatever should I get to grow the beautiful plants I'm looking for?
I am not intending this to be derogatory, so don't misunderstand.
This question has been asked several times within the past week or two by other members considering their first planted aquarium, and I have responded at length. Browsing through other threads may help you narrow down your questions. Here's a link to another thread from yesterday in which I detailed what you are asking:
Have a read, and post any questions here that you may have. I'll certainly do my best, as will others, to offer advice.
And if you want to see a couple of ideas for Amazonian tanks, check out the photos under my Aquariums for my 115g Amazonian riverscape and my 90g Amazonian flooded forest tanks.
Thanks for the tip Byron. And your aquariums are absolutely beautiful. That's what I'm looking for, but on a smaller scale obviously.
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