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Photo Caption: 38 gal planted tank about a year old DIY C02 diffused by hagen ladder 192w current usa pc lighting Eheim 2026 filtration
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38 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - 38 gal planted tank about a year old DIY C02 diffused by hagen ladder 192w current usa pc lighting Eheim 2026 filtration

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State: Washington
Country: United States
Description: 38 gal tank 36"x20"x12" filtered by eheim (the best) 2026 canister 192w current usa pc DIY C02 diffused by hagen ladder hydor in line heater totally wrong substrate lol
Advice: To avoid going backwards and buying what you don't need PLAN ahead. In the beginning all you need is a tank, correct substrate and depth depending on plants chosen, filter, ph, ammonia, nirite, and nitrate test kits, a heater, thermometer, and not much else til later. Start by just running your tank for a week or two adding a small bit of fish food or just use Cycle, then check ammonia and nitrite, if levels are good start planting if not add a bit of cycle and wait another week or until ammonia and nitrite fall to safe levels, at which time you buy your lighting, if your planting it wont hurt to go a few weeks without adding C02 and longer for ferts letting your plants take root and establish. Check ammonia/nirite again. THEN slowly add your fish which saves more money starting to get my idea?? Then use all your saved money to buy bulbs food driftwood. Take small watchful steps and you will avoid the problems I went through by not doing any of the above things I typed lol!
Fish Kept: 2 blue rams 5 elegans cories 10 green fire tetras pitbull pleco tiger pleco
Corals/Plants: various cryptos, anubius java fern java moss hydrocotyle glossostigma hygrophilla Star grass ludwigia
Tank Size: 38 gallons
Quote: Don't expect anything
About Yourself: Been a nature fan since day one I was one of those kids who would jump out of their seat when I saw a body of water on long road trips ha ha ha

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