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Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:11 am Post subject: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 Hi  all,
 
 i  am  new  to  planted  tanks,  
 
 so  im  planning  to  start  with  a  basic  nano  tank  say  1  or  1.5  ft  tank  ,  soil  substrate  +gravel  ,  hang  on  filter  and  hang  on  lighting
 
 the  idea  is  just  to  get  into  hubby  and  learn  ,  could  you  advise  me  on  
 
 What  is  easy  plants  to  start  with  
 
 what  is  the  best  substrate  for  starters
 
 Planning  for  a  non  CO2  ,  is  that  ok  ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:11 am Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 hi  Ragav,
 
 Use  fine  inert  sand  or  gravel.  Use  rocks/driftwood  for  scaping  and  Plants  such  as  Anubias,  Java  ferns  or  Bolbitis  tied  to  the  rocks  and  driftwood.  These  will  grow  slowly  and  survive  without  Co2.  You  can  use  any  simple  lighting.
 
 Do  not  use  stem  plants  or  any  plants  that  root  in  the  substrate.  they  will  melt.
 
 One  last  suggestion  never  put  a  Pleco  in  the  tank,  they  just  make  a  mess.  Add  a  few  tiny  fish  and  they  will  be  fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:01 am Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 thanks  for  your  suggestion  preeths  ,  im  going  to  visit  kolathur  this  weekend  here  in  chennai  to  get  started  with  things.  do  you  know  where  i  can  get  the  plants  .  is  there  an  online  source.
 
 also  for  substrate  i  was  looking  at  some  premium  soil.   do  u  know  how  much  in  kg  needed  for  a  1  ft  nano  tank
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:23 pm Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 I  am  not  sure  about  Chennai  LFS  ask  around  for  a  good  shop  locally.
 
 Premium  substrate  is  not  needed.  It  will  only  cause  algae  when  it  leaches  nutrients  meant  for  plant  growth.  For  a  low  tech  just  go  with  inert  fine  sand.  I  would  suggest  that  instead  of  spending  on  premium  substrate,  get  a  better  filter.  may  be  one  of  the  mini  canisters,  this  will  be  a  better  investment.
 
 If  you  really  are  into  planted  tanks  buy  stuff  in  this  order  in  case  you  want  to  spread  the  purchase  over  a  long  period  of  time
 
 1st  Pressurised  Co2  setup  -  Buy  stuff  on  your  own  it  will  be  the  cheapest  -  cylinder  -  regulator  -  needle  valve  -diffuser
 2nd  A  good  filter
 3rd  Good  Lights
 4th  premium  substrate.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:39 am Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 ok  i  went  last  weekend  got  some  stuff  and  started  off  
 
 tank  :  15  x  12  x  15
 as  recommended  got  substrate  from  LFS  nothing  premium
 SUN  SUN  hang  on  filter
 Plants  :  i  went  crazy  and  bought  the  ones  i  liked  .  i  only  remembered  anubias  from  the  list,  got  that  one  too
 
 posted  a  pic  .  let  me  know  your  corrections  .  also  is  it  ok  to  add  flourish  excel  as  alternate  to  co2  or  any  fertilizers
 
 the  whole  idea  of  this  tank  is  to  see  and  get  to  know  the  hurdles  of  planted  tank  to  plan  for  a  3ft  tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:24 pm Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 Tie  the  Anubias  to  rock.  if  you  put  it  into  the  substrate,  it  will  rot  and  Die.  All  other  plants  will  melt  gradually  as  they  will  not  survive  in  that  tank.  You  will  probably  get  algae  in  a  few  days.  Best  of  luck
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:13 am Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 frm  what  i  see  in  like  3  to  4  days,   the  carpet  plant  seem  to  do  ok  .  the  grass  seem  to  get  new  leaves,  hair  grass  remains  same.  all  the  background  plants  (like  2  of  them  gonna  die  )  
 
 anubias  nana  is  tied  to  rock  already  .  amazon  swords  seems  to  be  50-50.
 
 my  query  is  if  i  use  flourish  excel  ,  can  i  save  some  ,  heard  that  is  a  good  alternative  for  co2  for  small  tanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:46 pm Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 In  my  experience,  Ferns  and  Anubias  do  well  with  Excel/Glut.  Almost  all  other  plants  will  need  CO2  due  to  their  faster  growth  rate.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:59 pm Post subject: Re: Planning on tiny planted tank setup need suggestions Reply with quote

 any  updates  ragav
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