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This is not a joke and this is not to offend anyone at all. I myself, am not an expert on planted tanks, but am finding it alittle more easier from all the APC members, and I personally want to take the time and say a big THANK YOU'S :D .
The reason I am writting this topic is, once in a while I get these newbies who always ask a whole lot of questions, but I'm not the expert so I just give'em the basic advice. "what do you plan on growing, in what tank, do you CO2?, etc" And for all the unanswered questions I tell them about APC, AB, MFT, my 3 favorite sites including others.
So I just wanted to add some things for the newbies in aquascaping on what they should buy when starting their own tanks, and I hope other APC member will put their 2 cents in to make it all enjoyable.
First things first:
1) what size tank are you going to do the planting, or should I say start off with a low tech tank and then work your way up. ( their are some who catch on fast and start off at novice levels)
2) lighting, always go for compact fluorescents, never incadescents. And get alittle more than the recommended WPG.
3) I guess cycling (never did this)
4) do you CO2? If you have the money, buy yourself a regulator , cylinder, and diffusor
5)substrate, never plain old gravel, doesn't have any have any nutritional value for plant roots.
Too tired, maybe someone else can take off or fill in the gaps.
And please no criticisms!!!
Thanks :D
 

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I usually go 1lb a gallon or alittle more. So if I have a 10 gallon tank, I would want 10lbs of substrate or alittle more. It depends on what you are planting.
 
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