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    Hi All,

    I have been reading a lot on this site, learned a lot, even after keeping fish on and off for the past 16 years there is always something new to learn.

    I have recently, about two years ago, got into naturally planted tanks. Not talking about the one or two strands of floating plants or one java fern in the corner of a tank with brightly colored pebbles. But the likes of what is displayed by the members of this site.

    That being said, I have yet to start my own tank. I went into analysis paralysis with this planted tank idea. I tend to do that. Start researching a specific aspect of any hobby, then get so involved with that and when I start reading about the next part I find out that I have to re-think what I have learned about the previous part I learned.

    Well I just wanted to say "Hi" and will hopefully soon have my own pictures to show. Thank you all for everything that I have learned thus far on the site.

    -Andries-
     
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    Hi and welcome here @AndriesJ

    APSA has a huge database of knowledge just about in every thread. Hope you enjoy a lot of reading and killing some time on the internet!
     
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    Welcome @AndriesJ ! APSA is a really helpful and friendly forum... I am not even slightly exaggerating when I say I learn something new every time I come online to read the latest threads :thumb:
     
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    Welcome to APSA!

    Can't wait for the pics!
     
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    Welcome to APSA :) analysis paralysis - Love it :D
     
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    Welcome to APSA!
     
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    welcome to APSA!

    try not to get stuck in the detail, the best way to start is to start..
     
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    Hi and Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to APSA! You sound like an engineer! haha. Yeah as WBS said, the best to start is to start. I did a lot of research and asked question, mostly here, and still there is so much more to learn... If it was easy, there would be no point. LOoking forward to pics :)
     
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    Yeah I also get that :) Welcome
     
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    Best way to progress is to start & keep going ;)
    Welcome aboard, looking 4ward to seeing your scapes.
     
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    Welcome to APSA @AndriesJ ... gonna sound like a broken record player here...but do what was said in earlier posts.

    No two people on here have the same tank...and I dont mean scapes...I mean water parameters, dosing schedule, lights, etc.

    What you read online and in books...is great in theory, but the practically of it...blegh!! LOL Best way...start a tank and ask for advise as you go along as you'll be able to find more point specific help from the peeps on here then ;)

    To get started...get the best tank your budget and available space can afford, with proper lighting!! Once you have that...decide if you want to jump into presurized CO2 directly...or go low tech like many of us do on here (me included). Open a thread...ask questions, get advise...etc, etc

    Once that's sorted...substrate, hardscape & plants...this is where most of your efforts must go into IMO. I can write an essay about this...but where's the fun in that :p
     
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    Thank you all for the welcome.
    I get it a lot, from everyone that knows me, "Just start, you can figure it out as you go along!" Haha. thank you all for the reassurance, I am sure with all the help here I will make it work.
    Initially I will go low tech. Now just to figure out where to get the place for the first tank.
     
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