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Hi

I have just closed down my 24 gallon marine deltec hqi aquarium it has a built in filter system and 150 watt halide in the hood i dont know if anyone has one of these or has seen them.

I am looking at going for a planted aquarium but really do not know where to start...

the tank has

150 watt 13,000k bulb
2 x return pumps from filter which can pump every 10 secs to 5 mins
i have brought a sera internal tablet co2 thing which i was told was really good for plants ??


what do i need to change , buy etc

also i like the idea of mouth brooders any thoughts on species would be great as i have said before total newbie always kept marines

thank you for any help
 

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wow alot of light!

1. change the bulb plants really benefit in the 6500k - 10000k range

2. don't even bother with the tablets. If you don't have a budget i recommend a pressurized co2 setup ( initial setup will be about 160 for it if you shop around on ebay for tank and regulator ). However, if you do have a budget you could always go with the DIY method of co2 injection

3. what are your plans for fertilizing the plants?
 

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Welcome to the forum. The two folks above have given you the right advise for you to move forward.

Good Luck and welcome.
 

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Welcome to APC!

I would go ahead and ask your specific questions in the beginners forum and you'll get lots of helpful advice. :)
 

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Great to have you aboard... :welcome:to APC!
 
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