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    Hi All. I'm new to planted tanks (2 weeks) and have joined APSA to get a little information and help. I will read the older posts and threads before asking questions :)
     
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    Welcome to APSA. It's great to have you on board. Where in Cape Town are you located?
     
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    You found what you're looking for! :laughing7:

    Welcome! Hope you enjoy the planting side of tanks as much as we do.
     
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    Welcome to APSA. You will learn a lot from the guys here about planted tanks :icon_salut:
     
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    Welcome! Are you a U2 fan with Joshua Tree
     
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    welcome to APSA have fun!!! :occasion14:
     
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    I currently have a 100l planted community tank with 2 20w T8 "white" Boyu's and a 25w "Red" Boyu's. I have had fairly good success with this tank except for algae and debris issues. The plants currently in the tank are Ambulia Limnophila, Anubias, Amazon Sword, Vallisneria, Alternanthera Reineckii (sticks), 2 BL species (unknown when purchased from LFS but growing very well), BBA and GBA. The tank has silica gravel with Flourish tabs and I'm column dosing Seachem Fundementals and Essentials.

    I am ordering my new 360l tank this week and would like to do things slightly differently. I'm thinking of using the PFP method, capped with silica gravel, 2x54w T5's (to start with) and possibly DIY CO2.

    Any suggestions/advice/insults would be much appreciated. :)
     
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    I would go with a proper substrate for instance aquasoil / flourite while you are at it, then you can re-scape move plants without a mess. CO2 I would go pressurized from the start, less fluctuations = BBA outbreaks
     
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    Hi Jean

    I would go with a proper substrate and CO2 if the budget would allow but the tank is going to kill the funds :( . Will I land up pulling the PFP to the surface during rescapes?
     
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    bud, if you are not going for a carpet, perhaps buy a budget 3l bag or a 7L of ADA and just use it where you have substrate rooted plants..don't tell the Planted Tank cronies I said this :)
     
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    @Trevor pleco - Thanks. I was thinking of something like that. Almost like "potting" the plants.
     

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