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Newbies: please read this 1st

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Tom Barr, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. JCote

    JCote Junior Poster

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    Well I am planning to switch to a planted tank after 40 years in the hobby. No quite true since I tried an failed miserably 5 years ago. This time I am planning to take my time and make sure that I select the right plants and the right way of growing them. The secret for me will be to choose slow growing plant to avoid having a big ball of vegetation when I come back from my frequent travelling. The info in here will surely help me.
     
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    Looking forward to reading more on the forums and learning more on plant keeping
     
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    There are more things to read here than my reading list for my bachelors in communications!
    Anyways, Just a word of thanks to Mr Barr and all the rest of the administrators and veterans here for your selfless contributions to the hobby and for helping us out as we try to create a beautiful aquarium!

    Robin W.
     
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  4. Andy Taylor

    Andy Taylor New Member

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    I have had numerous tanks in the past and did a lot of research into setting up and maintaining them.
    Good advice is hard to find in my opinion but, by doing research on forums like this and taking advice, setting up and maintaining isn't as hard as you first think!
    I recently joined this forum, A, because i am in the process of setting up again (6 years without a set up is a long time!) And B, The advice given on this forum is worth its weight in gold!
    I'm looking at a planted aquarium so i feel as if i'm in the right place for help and advice.
    Keep up the good work everyone!!

    Regards
    Andy
     
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    Bensonsa Junior Poster

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    Greatly put tom. Ben from sydney australia
     
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    Hello, I'm a newbie... Years ago, I had small aquariums. My oh my how things have changed. I've never tried Plants. Now I have 4, Java Fern, Java Fern Lace, Anacharis, Water Spirit. I have a 36 gal. bow front. Gravel. Seacheam Tidal 110 and Biohome Fluid Bed filter ( i made) Florescent light ( one bulb) I turn on 12 hrs day. No CO2. I bought S.T International Root Sticks, used a small piece on each plant. I have not used any liquid ferts or anything else. I do weekly PWC. My Ammonia is 0, Nitrite 0, however NitrAtes have climbed to 20+ ppm. I don't know if it's the Root Sticks or my feeding schedule. I am now feeding every other day. Wondered if anyone has used S.T International Root Sticks? What would be the best Ferts. to use. Safe for snails, I have many Ramshorn snails. ( Do they eat plants? Thanks for all the info. I try to read and learn. Enjoying the Aquarium and hope to keep it healthy.
     
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    LouLou New Member

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    I'm also new to forum and don't know how most of it works either. Hopefully we can figure it out :)
     
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    I found this place through a link from The Planted Tank, and it looks great. I appreciate the clean layout and laid back, co-operative feel. I've been messing with aquatic set ups for a few decades, off and on, but the technology and knowledge has expanded exponentially and i'm glad to be able to look over the shoulders of so many dedicated people. Perhaps I can add some knowledge from before some here were born, but Tere is a lot for me to catch up on. Thanks to all.
     
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    I am so pleased to find this forum interesting.
    instead of watching tv and you tube trying to find tips on some things which can take up a lot of time.
    Sometimes you can get sidetracked and loose focus in what information you were looking for in the 1st place.
    Thank you Tom.
     
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    Johntheskier New Member

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    Great stuff. I've done alot of reading and some experimenting which has of course led to more questions.
     
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    I am already finding new information here. Hoping for a couple of great planted tanks in the near future :)...
     
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