Plant tank

Discussion in 'Fresh Water Tanks Discussion' started by iamavibe, 24 Jun 2008.

  1. iamavibe

    iamavibe

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    Hey, so all of this talk about plants got me all excited and I went out to buy a little tank to put some plants in so I could begin growing them.
    I also bought this thing called floredepot, which apparently makes the plants grow mad quick, looks like a nutrient full soil.
    But I made a mistake while putting the whole thing together by somehow turning my heater on instead of the florencent light, and I didn't notice because the other one was on at the same time and ended up frying out the heater, which really pissed me off so I had a couple of :peroni::peroni::peroni: and then I came up with this thought... If I am keeping just plants in the tank, would they mind cold water ?
     
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  3. HenkHugo

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    you can throw the floradepot away... its shit

    Contact aquality for Seachem Florite. Also remember you need the same lights to run a planted tank than what you need to run a reef.... i have more powerful lights on my planted tank than on my reef....
     
  4. lanzo

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    yip, lots more light on a plant tank.
     
  5. HenkHugo

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    i am running T5s on my marine tank as 150watt MHs with CFs on my planted tank :p
     
  6. Warr7207

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    You have a tank, just with plants ? Is it some sort of gardening think ?
     
  7. HenkHugo

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    something like that...

    some of my old tanks...

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    Wow, that is very nice.

    Ever done a mangrove setup.
     
  9. lanzo

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    that is really nice henk
     
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    Yip, I second that too. Really impressive Henk
     
  11. HenkHugo

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    thanks guys...

    Warr mangroves are protected and illegal to have in your posession
     
  12. lanzo

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    do you want some tin foil barbs, nice and big
     
  13. HenkHugo

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    i'll rather cut my left foot off with a blunt tea spoon than keep tinfoils in a planted tank :p
     
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    Those bathwater tanks' pics are awesome Henk! Great show man! Makes me miss my bathwater tank again (for 1/2 a second! LOL!)
     
  15. Warr7207

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    :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

    Are they horrible fish or just hectic plant eaters ?
     
  16. lanzo

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    hectic plant eaters:whistling:
     
  17. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    haven`t u had any problems keeping the discus and angels together ?
     
  18. HenkHugo

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    both.... :whistling:

    Nope no issues with the angels and the dicus. also remeber those are wild P. Leopoldi angels.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    henk, was wondering, what substrate do u use ? and could u do a very thin bottom layer of peat and cover that up with a fine substarte, would that work in a discus planted tank ?
     
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    you need a balanced soil. Seachem Florite is awsum awsum stuff. in the 1st photo i used a home made brew... worked well till you tryed to pull some plants out :p
     
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    I am putting some in my freshwater tank now. Its gonna look great.
     

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