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Old 03-31-2013, 07:55 AM   #1 
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Talking look what i got!

it is easter morning and i got a marina deluxe aquarium kit! and i want to have live plants in it maybe and i dont know anything about them so i need some help

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How big is it? I would divide it so you get your boys out of the .5 gallon tanks.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:12 AM   #3 
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its a 10gal
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:17 AM   #4 
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I'd divide into 4 separate tanks so they are 2.5 gallons each. Your can fit 4 of your boys in their. They will love you for that.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:28 AM   #5 
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ok so i want to put live plants in it how do i do that??
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:32 AM   #6 
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I'd get Eco-Complete for a substrate and dose Flourish Excel for a easier set-up.

Start off with low-light plats:
-Crypts
-Java Fern
-Java Moss
-Anubis Nana
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:12 AM   #7 
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ok the tank comes with a light to
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:30 AM   #8 
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Congratulations on your new tank setup. Your fish will be much happier in there :)

Here's a link for part 1 of the natural planted tank. You can find all of the links on TFK main page, Freshwater Fish & Aquariums, Aquarium Plants. It's a lot of reading but will help you understand what you should do to get started and to maintain healthy plants.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...um-part-34861/
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:38 AM   #9 
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wow thats long
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:52 AM   #10 
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This is really good popcorndeer! Your boys will be very happy. Some easy plants I suggest are-

-anubias
-java fern
-java moss (or any aquatic moss)
-hornwort
-crypts

These are all really easy to grow and I have had luck with them.
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