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Old 06-03-2012, 06:00 PM   #11 
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Okay, that set up sounds fine.

As for your cycling tank... Have you made sure to leave the filtermedia alone/ not replace it? How long has it been cycling, and have you started to see a spike in nitrite yet? I personally would do a 50% weekly, but only do it with the gravel vac if you see him clamping a little or if you see the ammonia start to spike.
I have not replaced the media. Every water change I'd give it a swish/rinse in old tank water.
I did the vacuum because he gets fed frozen brine shrimp once a week(in case he misses any)/to pick up the poos.
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m'kay... that's absoultely fine. I'm rather used to planted tanks, so I guess sometimes I assume everyone has them XD. Sorry.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #13 
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m'kay... that's absoultely fine. I'm rather used to planted tanks, so I guess sometimes I assume everyone has them XD. Sorry.
i need to get it planted
i really hope i can soon
how long can they go without fert?
I've been thinking about getting some wisteria/floating it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #14 
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Why does everyone float wisteria lol?

Unless you have a plant light, plants won't do much and they still need nutrients and light to grow. Also, plants won't do very good for a week or more while they get use to the new environment. So unless you use floating plants, live plants won't help immediately.

If you want live plants that will help most, duckweed, ancharis, hornwort (messy though), and guppy/naja grass.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #15 
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Why does everyone float wisteria lol?

Unless you have a plant light, plants won't do much and they still need nutrients and light to grow. Also, plants won't do very good for a week or more while they get use to the new environment. So unless you use floating plants, live plants won't help immediately.

If you want live plants that will help most, duckweed, ancharis, hornwort (messy though), and guppy/naja grass.
whats wrong with floating them?
I'm wanting to float them because I change decor around once a month/don't want to tie them to decor that may get switched out.
I thought plants like wisteria were great for eating up ammonia?
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