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Ziabis
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Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2012.10.16(Tue)9:27    Post subject: Live Plants Reply with quote

If you had only 1 thing that you could only have for a live planted tank would it be,:

- proper lighting
- CO2
- proper substrate

What would it be? And how important is lighting?

Reason I ask is because proper lighting is so expensive and I'm on a tight budget.
I think an OK light and bulbs I found around $160... T5 HO

I hopefully will be making a DIY CO2, but I am not very handy at all.

I was told that my old gravel that is in my working tank now is OK...
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kamaruh
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PostPosted: 2012.11.05(Mon)9:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would make the lighting first before I set the whole tank
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FishFlake
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Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA

PostPosted: 2012.11.07(Wed)21:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need lighting. You can get away with a lot of substrates, and you can definitely do a decent low-tech tank (no CO2) but without the right light, the plants will die.
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