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Old Saltwater, Newb Plant Gal. Good Evening!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Squirkle, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Squirkle

    Squirkle New Member

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    Hi aquarium friends,

    My name is Denise. I'm from SLC, Utah. I have been keeping reef tanks for the better part of 20 years. However, I have never kept a planted tank. Finally, all of the stunning images from skilled planted tank aquarists were simply too much to take so my son and I are starting a 24 gallon planted tank together! :)

    So, jumping right into things: Do you all post build threads like we do in the reef world to track the progress of your tanks? Ah, got it: journals!

    Please advise and thanks for making space for newbs! The pic is my 60 gallon display tank. :)

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    Hello Squirkle, welcome to the forum. That is a very colorful saltwater setup. A freshwater planted aquarium has a lot more flexibility than saltwater aquarium but at the same time you have to be a little more involved in trimming the "weeds". Most saltwater aquarists are a little bit shocked when starting a planted aquarium and see us adding all that NO3, PO4 etc to the tank.

    There are many aspects that need to be sorted out (light, filter, substrate, CO2, plants, fertilizers, etc), but it's a great time you should enjoy. I recommend posting in the appropriate forum section to get more responses. Also might want to start reading the stickies and articles available here, like this one:
    http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/estimative-index/117-the-estimative-index-of-dosing-or-no-need-for-test-kits
     
  3. Squirkle

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    Excellent! Thanks for the info! Yes, it will be a 180 degree turn for me to add nitrates instead of fighting to get them down to almost nothing! I'm going to start a build thread (journal) for what I've got worked out so far.

    Good to meet you!
     
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