Ted Downing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Downing Feb 11. 3 Replies

I've been out of the hobby for 10 to 15 years, i kept fresh and salt water fish for 30 years before that. i did try to get some plants growing in a 90 gallon fresh water tank with 4 T12s most just…Continue

 

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Feb 11
Ted Downing replied to Ted Downing's discussion soft water
"Let me clarify my question i kinda rambled on in the first post. i know the root feeding plants will get nourishment from the dirt in the tank but will minerals from the dirt leach into the water column to support stem and floating plants? "
Feb 11
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"Sorry you may have misunderstood my question. I was referring to the white pad at the top, do you need a pad at the top to keep bio media from being sucked into the impeller of the pump?"
Feb 11
Ted Downing replied to Ted Downing's discussion soft water
"Sorry but i type far to slow to do that chat thing (took 15 min to type the above)"
Feb 9
Tee replied to Ted Downing's discussion soft water
" Need more info to help you with this. Come on chat and we will be able to help you through discussion. "
Feb 9
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soft water

I've been out of the hobby for 10 to 15 years, i kept fresh and salt water fish for 30 years before that. i did try to get some plants growing in a 90 gallon fresh water tank with 4 T12s most just died but one did grow great, think it was water sprite. I'm not much of a computer person but a friend showed me one of Dustin's you tube videos and i have been watching as many planted tank videos as i can for the last few weeks before setting up a tank.So i was watching a Q&A Dustin had a week…See More
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"Just getting back into the hobby after 10 years, always had HOB filters before. i will be getting a canister filter for this new setup after i get the stand built, just have room for a 40b  Curious about why the white polishing pads after the…"
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