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Old 08-13-2007, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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i have a 20gal high tank i want to plant. this will be my first planted tank. for the substrate i have pool filter sand right now. should i take that and replace it with something which i prefer not to because i like the look of the sand? i only have 15w light right now that came with the tank but plan to get a higher wattage light and put some strips of mirror in the hood and see if that make a difference of how bright the tank is. ill probobly have a DIY co2 and get a powerhead eventually. im an Üb3r noob i know.
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Pool filter sand is fine to use as a substrate. You can even mix it with a plant substrate if you like.

You will difinately need to upgrade your lighting. You will need 30-40 watts for a low light tank. I would do this before getting any plants. Also use plant bulbs (5500k-10000K).



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could i replace the bulb witha 10,000K bulb and then like two desk lamps or something?

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