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Kathy Dale

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i have always kept fish.....and a few plants (that never made it).....and I am now fascinated with planted aquariums! What am I getting myself into???
 

Kathy Dale

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Love looking at planted aquariums, but am unsure of diving in! I super teeny gravel in my aquarium.....would this work as substrate for some very easy to keep plants? If so, what kind?
 

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Welcome!

How large of a tank are you working with?
Will this involve fertilizer and CO2?

Small gravel? Millimeter size? But yes, smaller substrate is easier to plant in.

Over the years I've noticed a fear from phish keepers only.
The fear of dosing ferts and adequate CO2 levels.
I've also never seen phish waste grow a pristine tank full of plants.

Please let us know more about your tank.
 
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Kathy Dale

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I have a 37g and a 65g ordered. I keep discus and Angels. I love the planted tanks, but don't think I will get into co2, fertilizers, etc......just want a few plants for my discus.....it would be beautiful! Doesn't take much to entertain me!
 

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Welcome, a dirt tank is always a good option if you're going low-energy. Failing that root tabs will work well. As for plants try Amazon Swords, Java Fern, Anubias, Vallis and Crypts. You may still need to dose fertz if you're only using gravel. Just use ready mixed fertz. They're no fuss and easy to use.
 
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