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Old 11-03-2003, 05:10 AM
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I'm trying to set up my 55 gal tank as a planted aquarium. I really
have no ideal where to start and I would like to have some general
information about it. What all do I need to do? Any help at all would
be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-03-2003, 05:23 AM
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First decide what plants you want to keep, or at least what type of plants
(low light vs. high light) Once you do that, you may or may not need to
change or add to your equipment. What kind of lighting do you have now?
Also, what kind of substrate (gravel)? Water perameters and conditions also
might be helpful. Let us know as much information about your tank, and we
can help you. Alternatively, these links are helpful:
http://www.thekrib.com/
http://www.brainyday.com/jared/aquarium/info.htm
http://www.aquabotanic.com/
and there are lots mo hence:
http://www.google.com

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I'm trying to set up my 55 gal tank as a planted aquarium. I really
have no ideal where to start and I would like to have some general
information about it. What all do I need to do? Any help at all would
be greatly appreciated.



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Old 11-03-2003, 05:59 AM
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I really
have no ideal where to start and I would like to have some general
information about it.


Here's some very general information:

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/.../881/setup.htm

It's a very short article, but it will give you an idea of what's involved, and
the decisions you'll have to make if you want to keep plants.


Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/
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Old 11-03-2003, 04:57 PM
Sara
 
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I am planning on purchasing a double bright light strips that holds
two 40 watt bulbs. But I am not going to buy anything high dollar
until I know what I need to do. That way if I want to change my mind
it's not going to cost me. About plants: I've been looking at packages
from petsolutions.com It's between tropical river and easy grow with
a few extras. as for substrate I have 50 lbs of amazon gravel from
thatpetplace.com and I'm not sure whether I need to add flourite or
laterite. I've had this tank up and running before but I've broke it
down. It's been setting empty for a few weeks now and I'm starting
completely over. Anything else I need to add?


First decide what plants you want to keep, or at least what type of plants
(low light vs. high light) Once you do that, you may or may not need to
change or add to your equipment. What kind of lighting do you have now?
Also, what kind of substrate (gravel)? Water perameters and conditions also
might be helpful. Let us know as much information about your tank, and we
can help you. Alternatively, these links are helpful:
http://www.thekrib.com/
http://www.brainyday.com/jared/aquarium/info.htm
http://www.aquabotanic.com/
and there are lots mo hence:
http://www.google.com



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Old 12-03-2003, 10:00 PM
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Sara email me privately and will help you.
Wilma
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I'm trying to set up my 55 gal tank as a planted aquarium. I really
have no ideal where to start and I would like to have some general
information about it. What all do I need to do? Any help at all would
be greatly appreciated.



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Old 19-03-2003, 10:44 PM
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"Wilma Duncan" wrote in message ...
Sara email me privately and will help you.
Wilma
"Sara" wrote in message
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I'm trying to set up my 55 gal tank as a planted aquarium. I really
have no ideal where to start and I would like to have some general
information about it. What all do I need to do? Any help at all would
be greatly appreciated.


Let me guess...Wilma told you not to buy from Arizona Aquatic or any
other mail order place!

Here is a good article that will explain the basic steps:

http://www.aquabotanic.com/begin.htm


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