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Water Temp For New Plant Setup

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Tim999, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Tim999

    Tim999 New Member

    Nov 22, 2020
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    I am hoping to plant-up the aquarium in the next few days (depending on the virus lockdown)!!!
    To recap;

    250L tank. Aquatic soil substrate. CO2 available.
    I will be looking at easy and reasonably fast growing plants to start off with.

    There will be no water in the tank but I may dampen the soil.
    My question is should I mix warm and cold water when it is added?
    I am not sure if adding just cold water would harm the plants.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Kristy Jackson

    Kristy Jackson New Member

    Dec 21, 2020
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    Probably the most convenient way to add water to your tank is to fill a bucket and let it sit for a few hours, then pour it in. Or you could also use cold water and boil it, but then you still have to wait for it to cool down to room temperature, 80°F is the best for your plants. You should also need to make sure that the water you put in is safe for fish and your plants. If it has chlorine, nitrate, or other chemicals you should add a water conditioner.
    Right circulation is important to plants as well. It ensures a steady supply of nutrients, inhibits algae growth, and prevents the accumulation of organic debris on leaves.

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