New tank-advice needed

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by amy4342, 23 May 2008.

  1. amy4342

    amy4342 Member

    Hi all.
    I'm looking for some advice on what substrate to use when setting up my new tank. I've been dabbling with plants for a few years now, and have decided to take the plunge with my new set-ups. I've got two tanks on the way - one is the main tank (30"x30"), but a substrate for this is not a problem since I'm using the Dennerle system, therefore using the Deponit mix and black quartz gravel. However, my other tank is a nano (Arcadia Arc 20l). I'm intending to set it up with some riccia, so I need high lighting, I think I'll have to get another light or maybe some desk lighting. I don't know what substrate to use although I do want it to be black, maybe Eco-Complete? I'm thinking of using Easylife EasyCarbon for a C02 supply - I like the Crystal Line range for nano tanks from Dennerle, but I think it's expensive and the cartridges aren't refillable, and I don't have a local supplier. Any suggestions on what fertilizers to use? Livestock is going to be a few amano shrimps and something from the Microrasbora range, maybe some Mosquito Rasbora. Anybody have some suggestions for me?
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    Chicago, USA
    Ed Seely has an awesome tank startup article. Check this out and advise if anything is unclear: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1275

  3. amy4342

    amy4342 Member

    That's great - thanks ceg404

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