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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question NPT Questions

1) Which lighting works best for plants? Incandescent? LED?

2)Would an organic all purpose soil work?

3) do you put the plants in after the soil or after both the soil and the sand?

Thanks for the help guys!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 12:01 AM
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1) Neither. Fluorescent is best. Try to get around 6500k.
2) It should. Depends on the ingredients.
3) I'm not quite sure. I would say the soil but the sticky will tell you.
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IMO LEDs can work just as well as fluorescent lighting. they do sometimes tend to be pricier. I'm using a ceiling Led panel for one of my tanks right now

I usually plant the plants in the soil then place the sand around it....
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With large rooted plants like swords, I plant in the soil, then add sand. If they are thin stems, I do it after the sand is added. For those, planting tongs are your best friend.

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