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need help deciding types of plants to use

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anonymous, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Anonymous

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    Bought a 110gl for peacock bass
    My peacock bass are getting a new home this Thursday and I wanted to put driftwood and live plants in the tank... any input on live plants verses fake. There are two tinfoil barbs and will be adding a sting ray .
     
  2. Anonymous

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    Oh forgot about the dino eel to.
     
  3. Anthony

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    I'd go with live plants to help keep the nitrates in the tank down.
     
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    Awesome, how big is the tank you eventually plan to get for them? Its always so exciting to get a new tank!
     
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    We are hoping to get 3 years out of the 110 and then there is a 300gl tank we looked at ,4ftx4ft. Its different and we have to take down a wall when we get that one = O
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Thanks Anthony, any up keep with the plants?
     
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    Depending on what you get some fertilizers and proper lighting, MAYBE co2 injection.
     
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    We didnt skimp on lighting :power Glo54w Hol. Life GloT5 54w I'm assuming it's the best we didnt go with the lighting that came with the tank. It's suppose to be much better. We have the same thing on the Koi tank? Know anything about this lighting?
     
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    I LOVE the Power Glo bulbs. I use one on my cichlid tank. I also just ordered two T5 Power Glo's to play with on my saltwater tank. They also sell Plant Grow which may be something you'll want to look into trying.

    For planted tanks, the general rule is 2-3 watts per gallon for most plants. Some require more, some less. Too much wattage and you may have to start using co2.
     
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    Will look into the plant glo. I had to use regular lighting for the Koi tank when one of my bulbs went out and there is a HUGE difference in lighting. Didnt know if plants would do well with the power glo bulbs so thanks for all the info.
     
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    The Power Glo bulbs are 18k, so they'll work but aren't suitable for all plants.