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Old 05-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #1 
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Tips on Owning Plants

So I am thinking of having about two plants in my 5 gallon tank but I do not know anything about taking care of them.

What type of plants are easy to take care of that only need low light I currently have a LED light. What types of food should I buy for it and how should I place it inside my tank?

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #2 
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Here's a list of great articles, be sure to read them all!

http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.c..._Articles.html

That site is also one of the best places to order your live plants from. The guy almost always throws in extras. :)
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #3 
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mostly for easy plants you just need a 6500k lighting....
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #4 
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mostly for easy plants you just need a 6500k lighting....
Dang the lighting is what I'm scared of because the fish tank came with the LED lights and it says on the box that its 1 watt...I guess owning plants is out of the picture :/
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #5 
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just get low light plants ;)

anubias, crypts, java fern.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #6 
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wattage is different from the kelvin rating (color temperature) of a light. That said, 1 w is pretty low. even for leds
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Whats a good all around fertilizer that will NOT melt my plants leaves?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #8 
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most fertilizers such as seachem flourish (or flourish comprehensive) will not melt plants....
excel by seachem is a Co2 additive and *will* melt some plants....
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Which seachem do u recommend?
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just seachem flourish is good for a normal planted system ^__^
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