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the_r0ck 04-02-2007 05:33 PM

FAQs on Planted Tanks
 
Hi all, I am beginning to compile a list of discussions as well as good [basic] links that will help to address items which have already been discussed before. I hope that this will decrease the repetition of the same questions over and over again.

If you have other threads on AF you feel that is good and should be added here, just PM me. Contributions will be duly noted.

The basics:

Basics to get for a new tank
Starting up a new 2 feet tank
KH for a planted tank
Cycling a planted tank
Quarantine new plants

Driftwood:

Does your driftwood float again after a period of storage?
Driftwood causing your water to be brown?

Substrate:

Choice of substrates
Properties of ADA soil
Is grain size a factor?

Equipment:

Filtration for a planted tank
Hang on filter VS Cannister Filter
Tools good to have for a planted tank
Calibrate your pH pen

Plants:

Processing new plants
Starting a moss wall?
How to properly plant hairgrass
List of hardy plants - 1
List of hardy plants - 2

CO2:

Basics of a CO2 system
Which CO2 device is suitable?
Using ADA soil and want to inject CO2?
Injecting CO2 into your cannister filter
Discussion of CO2 Tablet - 1
Discussion of CO2 Tablet - 2
Discussion of CO2 Tablet - 3

Algae:

Discussion of BBA (Black Brush Algae)

Misc:

Snails infesting your tank?
Fauna that clears up snails
Will snails affect or aid us?
Starting a Nano tank? Read here!
Where to buy hardscape (rocks, driftwood, bogwood, etc)

the_r0ck 04-02-2007 05:41 PM

Here is a list of good external links that help you to pick up the basics:

Beginner Article at Aquatic-Plants
Beginner's Introduction to the water chemistry in aquariums
How to measure CO2 in a planted tank
Silent cycling in a planted tank

Algae:

Identification of Algae - Site 1
Identification of Algae - Site 2


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