frvarugh

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Manhattan Reefs
Location
Queens
Was looking into starting up a planted tank. Any places that has good prices on driftwood, plants and livestock?
 

Kworker

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Location
Long Island
Can't recommend any FW shops, the Planted tank hobby is present in our area and there are other people in the planted side to help you out. Check out PlantedTank.net

What's your goals with the tank? Lightly or heavily planted? Low or high tech?
 

thirty6

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Manhattan Reefs
Location
north NJ
I have some fluorite left over, I recently set up a fluval spec tank

if want it lmk its reddish brown color
 

Kworker

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Location
Long Island
If you head out to the 11735 area I can give you some lower light plants. Use play sand from Home Depot or Loews, it's cheap and looks nice.
 

Kworker

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Location
Long Island
Wow appreciate the info guys. Do I use soil as well? Or just sand for low light plants?

You could use soil under then top with sand.. it woild need to be top soil without any fertilizer. I personally would get some fluorite and mix it with sand and leave it as that. For lighting you can use a shop light or get track lighting from a hardware store and use compact flouresent bulbs. I rarely do water changes on my FW, longest I've went was probably about a year. If you don't have an insane amount of fish you will have a natural process of fish producing waste and the plants cleaning up the water.

Ease of maintenance is the only reason I still keep FW. Besides the fact I find only planted tanks relaxing, saltwater is the furthest thing to relaxing to look at for me.
 

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