Greetings, newbie planted tank guy here with pics

Big Scott

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first off I'm glad to have found this site. I have a 29gl that has been setup for about two months. I also have a 100gl waiting in the wings to be setup but I'm thinking that may be another reef tank. I am new at the planted thing but willing to try my best to get it right and a C02 system/lights seems to be the next step. I'm using Florish excel right now and Flourite. The plants seem to be doing well. I look foward to reading and re-reading the wonderful info on here so thanks in advance!

-Scott

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At what point do I need to clip this?

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That's Fred the Flower Skrimp on his favorite petrified wood perch!

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I think that's Bob the Ghost skrimp but then again it could be Bill since they all look the same!
 

Biollante

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Welcome

Hi Scott,

That is a nice looking tank. :)

Do you mind sharing the particulars? Lighting, fertilizers, substrate, so on and so forth, I am nosy!:eek:

Enough reef tanks, planted tanks are a day in the park comparatively speaking. Reef types have a tendency to seriously over complicate the whole process.:p

Welcome.:D

Biollante
 

Big Scott

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I got this 29Gl tank from Petsmart as a package deal and planned to upgrade the hood/light to a dual T5 setup in the near future (have yet to decide what light to get). I have a single 24" 20 W Flora Glo blub in there that replaced the day light unit that came with the hood. The substrate is black Florite with blue gravel laid ontop of the front non-planted portion of the tank. I have yet to figure out the dosing thing so bear with me on that part. The only additives I use are Prime mixed into my water changes (2-3 10%'s weekly with a larger 30-50% on the weekend) and Florish excel. I use a Rena XP1 with the on the back filter that came with the kit as well. Water changes are easy since the tank sits on the counter above the sink.

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-Scott