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Old 07-04-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Dear all,

I have just setup my tank - 1.5ft and 10in and 10in

equipment is 2 hang over filters
1 clip light - 11w
Black quartz sand
some lava rock
1 lobster
8 tetras
1 sucker fish
Some nana plants, java fern and dunno what plant in the middle

So I got few questions
- will my plant grow?
- Do I need to buy CO2 tank?
- How to improve my setup, i got a feeling i bought wrong stones, should get wood instead.

Pls advice. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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Dear all,

I have just setup my tank - 1.5ft and 10in and 10in

equipment is 2 hang over filters
1 clip light - 11w
Black quartz sand
some lava rock
1 lobster
8 tetras
1 sucker fish
Some nana plants, java fern and dunno what plant in the middle

So I got few questions
- will my plant grow?
- Do I need to buy CO2 tank?
- How to improve my setup, i got a feeling i bought wrong stones, should get wood instead.

Pls advice. [IMG][/IMG]
Your setup is fine...no need CO2, as those plants like nana and java ferms don't really need strong lights and CO2.

But your lobster will start snipping off all the plants!
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Oh dear. Is there plants that can withstand lobster torture
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Oh dear. Is there plants that can withstand lobster torture
you need a tree strong enough to prevent being snipped!
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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Keeping the lobster while fed should reduce nippings to the minimum, if not none at all. Lobsters have pretty tough jaws that can chew many plants including harder ones like nana, but softer plants will be an easier target.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:14 AM   #6
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Can say it is really a very nice planted tank setup, like ppl mentioned here the lobster will create trouble to the plants.

Suggest you sell off the lobster and get some altums which will look very nice and beautiful in your planted tank with the dark background.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:15 PM   #7
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thanks for all the advice.. i wanna to rescape my tank next week.
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