06-03-2004, 06:04 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
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The key to keeping a successful planted tank is balance. Balance of light, nutrient, chemicals, etc...
Too much of just one thing will offset this balance and most likely the resulting event will be that of an algal outbreak. For a puffer tank, I am not sure if their biotope has that many plant variety or number. And if you don't have that many plants to begin with then you really don't need that much light, which then makes rich substrate unnecessary and so on. But I am not 100% sure, though. Don't puffers do better in brackish water? There are plants suitable for such biotope but I would think the number of choices wouldn't be as great as that of an actual freshwater one, say, Amazon basin or Asian river. Steve the Biotope Expert should share some thought on this