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I find my plants grow very well in eco complete (may or may not be the fact that it's been used)

by dwarf 4 leaf clover, doyou mean marsilea minuta?
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Even with the 100's trumpet snails the eco-complete STILL formed gas pockets 1/2"-1" down. The MTS didn't APPEAR to do much of anything other than litter the bottom of the substrate with their dead bodies.

The petsmarts & petcos I've visited usually throw their pregnant livebearers & their fry in the "plant" tanks.
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I didnt put any MTS in my recent new set up. maybe i missed it, but wht happened to your tank MSG?
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I find my plants grow very well in eco complete (may or may not be the fact that it's been used)

by dwarf 4 leaf clover, doyou mean marsilea minuta?

No, Marsilea hirsuta. I thought I would give it a try but am kind of planning on it dying, lol.
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give it some time to adapt. it took mine 2 months before it adapted to my water and sent out new shoots. lol
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Good to know! :)

I currently only have 1 20w T12 6500K light on top of my tank, so all the plants I bought are low light/beginner and I'm really hoping that they do okay. Super slow growth is fine by me as long as they all don't die, lol. I am looking into getting a second light though, which I will just have to remove to feed the fish. I think right now I only have like 0.7wpg, but I was told that isn't very accurate.
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you can supplement lighting with a lamp and a 6500k cfl which you can pretty much find anywhere :3
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I actually have a few of those clamp type lamps that I used for my snakes. Do the cfl bulbs get really hot or no? I'd be kind of nervous setting that on top of my tank otherwise.
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The only bulb I have that gets hot-ish is my 200w equivilent 42w cfl. which... you should be fine with the 23w bulbs :)
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Cool, thanks! :) I am probably going to still buy a second light strip because it looks nicer, but until I get it I will set the clamp lamps up. :)
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