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Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Hyewiz, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Hyewiz

    Hyewiz New Member

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    Im setting new 12g fluval edge, with custom LED, and Fluval C2 Power Filter.
    Do I need to plant before running a new tank or I can start with just Substrate 1st layer MIRACLE-GRO Organic Potting Mix, 2nd layer Carib Sea Eco-Complete,
    and then slowly add the plants, and the wood.

    Please advise.


    Thank you
     
  2. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Lifetime Member
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    If I were you I'd add the substrate, and scape the tank before anything else and then plant before flooding. I'd also plant heavily from the outset. This infers a greater amount of biological stability and will likely give you the best chance of success without running in to algae issues. Further, the edge with its restricted access is relatively difficult to work on, so getting it right before you flood will probably save you hours of frustration.
     
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    Thank you for your reply, for a newbie like me, excuse me if I did not understand what you mean by " I'd also plant heavily from the outset."
     
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    It just means buy as many plants as you can pack in to the aquarium right from the start. If you don't want to plant too densely because of your scape design etc another option is to buy cheap stem plants and just float them whilst the other plants grow in and mature. Afterwards the floating stems can be removed.
     
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    Thanks will do
     
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