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ClarkyJ 02-27-2007 02:30 PM

My new tank
 
[b]I have just purchased a 40 gallon tank. Im going to put lots of live plants in Whats the best way to keep them healthy any tips ? Thanks

Slider 02-27-2007 04:44 PM

Hey Clarky.

Congrats on the new tank.

I'm relatively new to keeping plants as well, but have learn't a few things along the way that may help.

It depends on how much ur budget is, but if your like me and haven't got much funding, these are some good cheap solutions.

Recently i bought some Tetra Plant Complete Substrate.
http://www.tetra-fish.co.uk/tetratro...tetraplant.asp
I would recommend puttin an inch layer on the bottom of your tank before any other kinda of substrate. Gives ur plants a boost.

I also got Tetra Plant CO2 Optimat. Again another cheap alternative, but an effective way of gettin CO2 to your plants quickly.
It's obviously not as effective as a CO2 dispenser with tank, however is 1/10th the price.

Hope this helps.

Amphitrite 02-28-2007 05:32 AM

I've moved this to the Plant section Clarky.

ClarkyJ 02-28-2007 09:45 AM

O ok katy sorry about that should have known realy :)

Amphitrite 02-28-2007 09:58 AM

No probs, it's just that you'll probably get more replies in this section :)

ClarkyJ 03-17-2007 04:16 PM

cool


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