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haha, no it wont be a good idea. the miracle gro needs a cap to hold it down. usually the cap is made of fine gravel or sand.

I did a npt a while back, it was great :) I now do eco complete /floramax and it's equally low maintainance. so it's really up to you.

I'm doung two types of low tech carpets (without CO2). one is a dwarf hair grass carpet, and the the one is with pearl weed, or as some call it baby tear (hermianthus glomeratus).

I've also previously done a microsword carpet as well.
whilst the above ones do much better in high light, dwarf saggitaria will do very well under low light...

the pearl weed is by far my favorite
(I have a very small tank, but imagine the possibilities in a large tank!)
Alright~ I've come to the conclusion that I'll do about an inch of soil with the gravel I already have (a 5 lb bag.) Is there a specific kind of Miracle Gro that I should look at, since the soil will be underwater?

Your tank and your fish are beautiful~ he must be so happy! ^^

Do you have any experience with the light hood in question? If not, what kind of lighting would you recommend?
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A full hood sounds great for an NPT ^___^ make sure the bulbs you get arearound 6500k bulbs :D
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None of my plants are literally planted in soil, if that means anything. All of my tanks are NPT...


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A full hood sounds great for an NPT ^___^ make sure the bulbs you get arearound 6500k bulbs :D
Are full spectrum bulbs alright? <: 3
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None of my plants are literally planted in soil, if that means anything. All of my tanks are NPT...
What kind of plants do you have, Hadoken? Pictures would be really lovely if possible! ^^
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I don't have any pictures of my current tank set ups. They've all changed since I uploaded the ones in my albums...

I also can't remember their names. I'm heading up to the pet store tomorrow, so I'll write them down (since my LPS sells plants like crazy).

I do not have this tank anymore, because it leaked. So instead of a split 5.5 gallon, I now have two 3 gallons.



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Thank you! I'll look forward to it ^^
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You want to use Miracle Gro Organic Choice Mix (orange bag) http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1006190...1v&R=100619045

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You want to use Miracle Gro Organic Choice Mix (orange bag) http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1006190...1v&R=100619045
Thank you so much!!! <3
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