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    Hi , my name is Coenie. I'm from Kimberley in the Northen Cape. I have some experience in the hobby but recently planted tanks caught my attention. The whole idea of having a small eco system fascinates me. Current setup is a standard 3ft tank with guppies (no live plants yet) have been doing a lot of research over the past few months. The plan is to redo my whole tank into something more natural. What i have in mind is the following.

    Low tech tank ( since im on a budget)
    Mineralized soil for substrate ( pfs as a cap)
    2 X 30w LED Flood lights( 6500k 1200 lumen)
    DIY CO2 (if necessary )
    Heavy root feeders and fast growing plants ( LFS has limited species and no nutrient rich substrates thats why im trying mineralized soil)

    Will add some pics later on as soon as my setup is running.

    Sorry for the long introduction i just thought ill spit it out.

    Any suggestions are welcome.

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    Greetings. Mineralized soil is messy from my understanding and unnecessary from my experience. My tanks all use straight pfs without root tabs and the plants grow. I do use a proper/full dosing regime...
     
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    Thank you all for b.eing the welcoming committee

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