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08-12-2012 11:00 AM
BradSD It is actually a little large but it might work. I notice some dense rocks underneath so you might be alright. Next time you set one up go with sand or a very dense gravel.
08-12-2012 10:52 AM
KukaaKatchou Talked to the guy I ordered my plants from ... the ones that don't get planted come attached to rocks. I went and bought fishing line to attach the moss to my driftwood. The lindernia I need to plant the bottom inch. He recommends gravel substrate over rocks ... isn't gravel just small rocks? I attached a picture of my tank - do I need to change my substrate? (please say no!)
08-12-2012 10:34 AM
BettaQi
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Originally Posted by mursey View Post
What kind of hitchhikers? I too just ordered some plants as a newbie. I don't want hitchhikers!! I have enough problems :)
Some snails are useful.

You can kill any eggs with a 1 part bleach to 19 parts water bleach solution or potassium permanganate which is available from Jungle in a dilute form for aquariums.

It's called Clear.
08-12-2012 10:32 AM
BettaQi Pretty light and pricey

http://www.amazon.com/CL26RD-D65-Aqu...nex+light+nano
08-12-2012 10:23 AM
BettaQi Also this has a great discussion!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...t=85667&page=2
08-12-2012 10:20 AM
BettaQi
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Originally Posted by PixelatedPaint View Post
I am not sure If I am allowed to link to another site here, but this is a link to a nice calculator. It can calculate it for you easily...at least the min.

http://www.petfish.net/calculators/utankcalc.php

low to med light plants in a 5 gal should be 8W depending how deep-tall the tank is.

for med to high light plants you would need 19 or so W

This is for a standard 5 gallon.

I use the calculator cus i am horrid with numbers. xD You really shouldn't have any issues though with what you listed. IMHO it is more than enough.

I have another suggestion --several really experienced folks in another forum 5the planted tank have posted amazing info and are using PAR values and color spectrum rather than watts.

For a 2.5 tank they recommend 6500 K spectrum (full daylight) CFL bulb in a dome light.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=184368&page=2
08-12-2012 08:45 AM
Romad Hitchhikers = snails. I just rinse each plant really really well and check for the little clingers before I plant them in my main tank.
08-12-2012 05:06 AM
mursey What kind of hitchhikers? I too just ordered some plants as a newbie. I don't want hitchhikers!! I have enough problems :)
08-11-2012 01:08 PM
Destinystar Sounds great ! Be sure and QT them in some conditioned water for a few days to check for hitchhikers.
08-11-2012 01:04 PM
PixelatedPaint I am not sure If I am allowed to link to another site here, but this is a link to a nice calculator. It can calculate it for you easily...at least the min.

http://www.petfish.net/calculators/utankcalc.php

low to med light plants in a 5 gal should be 8W depending how deep-tall the tank is.

for med to high light plants you would need 19 or so W

This is for a standard 5 gallon.

I use the calculator cus i am horrid with numbers. xD You really shouldn't have any issues though with what you listed. IMHO it is more than enough.
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