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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:07 am Post subject: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 heloo  ppl  im  creating  one  more  thread  as  i  thought  i  have  to  make  diff  threads  for  diff  topic
 so  now  i  got  it  and  so  im  making  a  new  one.
 i  hope  u  guys  will  help  me...
 
 my  tank  size  is  1feet  by  1feet  by  9  inch  breadth
 i  want  to  know  what  should  i  use  as  substrate  and  laterite....i  got  river  soil  which  i  will  use  as  the  top  layer
 also  wanted  to  know  whats  is  best  for  planted  tank-cfl  or  pll  ad  how  much  watt
 i  want  to  make  java  moss  background  and  a  carpet.
 can  you  pls  tell  me  what  is  best  for  carpet....
 i  want  to  keep  anubias,cabomba  and  vallisneria
 pls  reply  as  im  a  new  into  all  this
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:42 am Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:21 am Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 What  are  your  plans  about  adding  co2?
 and  what  are  your  plans  about  adding  fertilisers  ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:47 am Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 whats  your  name,  planted  Nano?
 
 Pls  clam  down  as  people  are  there  to  help  you,  but  from  what  you  have  written,  I  could  only  understand  that  you  want  to  have  a  good  looking  planted  tank.
 
 Pls  let  us  know  what  is  your  budget  for  the  project,  along  with  that  pls  let  us  know  the  time  that  you  think  you  can  spend  on  this  tank  on  a  daily  or  weekly  basis  and  people  will  be  able  to  guide  you  to  your  destination.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:04 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 @rohan
 i  will  be  adding  diyco2  ...no  idea  about  fertilisers.
 
 @severumkid
 i  have  very  less  budget  say  arnd  800-1000.
 i  can  give  time  as  im  at  home  doing  nothing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:16 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 planted_nano  the  plants  you  have  mentioned  grow  pretty  tall  and  you'll  have  your  hands  full  trimming  them  all  the  time  also  for  your  tank  size  a  28W  CFL  should  do  fine  but  then  again  that  depends  on  the  plants  needs.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:17 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 thanx  shanon  for  your  reply
 what  if  i  go  for  anubias......java  moss  and  glossotsigma  and  hc
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:26 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 Planted  nano,
               
                Cool  take  some  time  to  read  the  old  posts  in  the  forum..  You  will  get   all  the  stuffs  there...  spending  time  is  the  main  thing  in  this  hobby..   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:30 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 thnx  deepak.....
 yes  i  did  go  through  the  more  i  go  and  the  more  confused  i  get
 so  better  not  go  through  the  post
 and  so  would  request  you  to  answer  my  query  pls
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:31 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 glossotsigma  and  hc  -  need  high  lighting  and  very  good  substrate  ,  Laterite  and  soil.  They  are  not  easy  plants  to  grow.  They  are  probably  something  that  you  can  try  later.
 
 Anubias  is  a  great  choice  for  starters,  low  light  ,  can  be  managed  without  Co2  ,  you  get  varities  here  (  petite  ,  Broad  life  ,  Barteri  )  and  you  could  make  an  Anubias  only  tank.  
 
 javamoss  -  Mumbai  ,  might  have  a  problem  once  temp  picks  up  ,  they  all  melt  away  ,  but  since  the  weather  is  decent  now  you  can  try  it.  moss  is  also  diffcult  to  get  in  Mumbai.  My  suggestion  is  go  for  some  wood  ,  with  some  Anubia's  and  some  moss  (  it  might  be  expensive  ).  
 
 Once  it  settles  then  you  can  add  some  more  
 
 800-1000  might  be  a  less  in  case  you  are  expecting  to  do  everything  in  that  ,  if  you  go  for  an  anubia's  garden  then  might  be  able  to  fit  it  
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:35 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 start  small  but  get  quality  stuff...increase  month  on  month,  thats  the  way  to  do  it....start  off  and  it  will  fall  in  place..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:41 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 "glossotsigma  and  hc  -  need  high  lighting  and  very  good  substrate  ,  Laterite  and  soil.  They  are  not  easy  plants  to  grow"
 im  adding  aqua  soil  and  hummus  and  on  top  of  it  river  soil.will  be  gettig  liqd  ferts  which  is  suppose  to  be  added   1  cap  before  light  goes  off.
 
 
 Anubias  is  a  great  choice  for  starters,  low  light  ,  can  be  managed  without  Co2  ,  you  get  varities  here  (  petite  ,  Broad  life  ,  Barteri  )  and  you  could  make  an  Anubias  only  tank.
 i  will  be  getting  anubias  nana...which  one  is  the  best???
 
 javamoss  -  Mumbai  ,  might  have  a  problem  once  temp  picks  up  ,  they  all  melt  away  ,  but  since  the  weather  is  decent  now  you  can  try  it.  moss  is  also  diffcult  to  get  in  Mumbai.  My  suggestion  is  go  for  some  wood  ,  with  some  Anubia's  and  some  moss  (  it  might  be  expensive  ).
 
 yes  java  moss  is  expensive
 regarding  the  temp  what  if  i  maintain  the  temperature  during  summers?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:48 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 At  thousand  bucks  you  will  get  enough  plants  to  cover  your  tanks  multiple  times,  why  bother  about  exotic  stuff  when  you  are  starting  off...gather  some  practical  experience  of  keeping  plants  and  then  venture  into  the  costly  varieties....start  with  a  EL  Natural  method,  read  in  the  net.  Search  with  Diana  Walstad,  you  can  start  off  in  your  budget.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:54 pm Post subject: Re: 1feet by 1feet by 9inch planted tank Reply with quote

 thnx  Severumkid
 i  will  get  one  anubias,one  drift  wood,one  rock  and  few  glosso-just  to  try..thats  all  for  now
 
 can  u  tell  me  how  much  watt  light  should  i  go  for
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 pls  do  not  go  for  glosso,  as  you  will  be  wasting  your  money  IMHO.  Go  for  crypts,  they  are  good  to  look  at  and  will  manage  in  this  setup.
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