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A few questions on my new plant set-up....
This may be a bit long-- sorry!
Ok, I finally decided to do something with that bag of Fluorite that has
been gathering dust under the big tank. I got a bonus for a contest at work
and decided to put the money into plants for the 10 gallon tank on my desk.
I set it up today. The tank is full of plants, which I gather is a good
thing for starting. Many of the plants, unfortunately, were not labeled at
all, so I was sort of guessing from pictures and descriptions, so my list of
what is in there may be a bit off. (I am going to try to get some pictures
up on my web page soon, esp. of the ones I'm not sure of. I'll post the url
when I do and maybe some of you will be able to help identify)
Anyway- I've got:
I'm sure of: hornwort, anacharis, Hygrophila difformis, a crinum, Bacopa
caroliniana, a couple of swords and a few small crypts. There are a few
that I'm not sure of- hopefully, pictures will follow soon.
Penguin mini filter
40 watts of compact fluorescent lighting
No CO2 supplementation at present, though I do have the capability of adding
a yeast set-up
The tank had (still does actually) 6 or 8 mollies from my last batch of fry
1) Currently, the lights are on from 8AM to 10 PM. Is this ok?
2) I have not added any fertilizer to the substrate or tank. I was given
some Tetra Hilena Crypto tablets (1-0-25) and a partial bottle of Tetra
FloraPride (0-0-3) by a friend who was breaking down his aquarium set up. Is
this stuff ok, or should I junk it and get something better? Should I add
any now, or wait and see how things go?
Thanks so much for any help/advice you can give!
New Hampshire, USA
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
"Sometimes you have to have patience with things that annoy you."
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