Substrate for new planted tank

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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby ishaan » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:35 pm

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ishaan wrote:i have used them in my tank and i think they are safe to be used


Thanks will add them to the tank tomorow. Also have managed to get some rocks. Will be adding that too. And then have to look for plants.....another challenge.

I don't think getting plants will be a challenge, i think rajiv sir can help you,most of the plants in my tank are from his tanks :LOL


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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby ishaan » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:39 pm

and i think you should start a new topic in aquascaping journal because your substrate query is finished and journal has started
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby abartar » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:40 pm

ishaan wrote:
abartar wrote:
ishaan wrote:i have used them in my tank and i think they are safe to be used


Thanks will add them to the tank tomorow. Also have managed to get some rocks. Will be adding that too. And then have to look for plants.....another challenge.

I don't think getting plants will be a challenge, i think rajiv sir can help you,most of the plants in my tank are from his tanks :LOL



He has been already kind enough to guide me on each and every step. It will be too much to ask for plants also.....
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby abartar » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:42 pm

ishaan wrote:and i think you should start a new topic in aquascaping journal because your substrate query is finished and journal has started



Sure will end this topic with the final photos of the tank substrate.
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby ishaan » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:45 pm

abartar wrote:He has been already kind enough to guide me on each and every step. It will be too much to ask for plants also.....

Wait for his reply here, i don't think he will mind that because he has helped many hobbyist with plants and shrimps. :oops:
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:58 am

Don't worry about plants, I will sure help you as much I can.
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:00 am

Nice to see the conversation and the gravel is also safe I believe!!!

So all the best!!!

Another question(hope i am not irritating you)!!! Have you make your substrate(soilrite or laterite) wet already???

If its not yet wet, also when you will pour the top layer try to make it dry, it will easier to place the wood and rocks and level it.
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby abartar » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:18 pm

parthapratim22 wrote:Nice to see the conversation and the gravel is also safe I believe!!!

So all the best!!!

Another question(hope i am not irritating you)!!! Have you make your substrate(soilrite or laterite) wet already???

If its not yet wet, also when you will pour the top layer try to make it dry, it will easier to place the wood and rocks and level it.



No not at all. All these points were quite useful. After all experience speaks.
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby abartar » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Here is the photo of the rocks. I hope they are fine for the aquarium. Will change it later if anything better is found.
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Re: Substrate for new planted tank

Unread postby ishaan » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:18 pm

check if they are suitable with the help of vinegar test
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