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Plants in a bare bottom tank
Sajjad Lateef wrote:
>I, however, must have some plants. I am thinking of placing three
>small (4-6") pots with plants in the tank. The pots will contain a bottom
>layer of gardening soil mixed with sand and gravel on the top. I will
>probably use native (north-american) species like watersprite in the pots.
>The floating vegetation would be Hornwort or duckweed and will be covering
>most of the surface.
> This 30 Gallon High tank will be illuminated by 2x20W flourescent
>bulbs. I can even manage 4x20W bulbs if needed.
There's nothing wrong with your plan, but I though I'd mention that Water
Sprite (Ceratopteris sp.) is not a N.A. native - it does grow wild in
warmer areas, but it is a non-native introduction.
BTW, you'll probably do better with at least 3 bulbs.
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