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    I have 3 live plants in my 37 gallon and plan on getting more. I plan on getting 1 more Nana, maybe 2 more swords, and enough corkscrew vals to cover the back part of the tank. Right now, I'm not dosing my tank with anything and my substrate is just smooth river gravel, no fertilizer. My plants don't look the best, a few brown spots on them. Java Ferns not as green as it should be. Looking at Petsmarts website, they have some Api CO2 plant booster that fits my budget. If I just dosed that daily would it help my plants? Or do I need something more than that?

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    What lighting do you have? What is the color temp? Is it l.e.d.? florescent? You say a "few brown spots," which leads me you ask how long has your tank been set up? It could be diatoms. All the plants you listed are low light.

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    I have low lighting, LED lights. the tank has been up for less then a month, but all the water and decor was brought from a fully cycled tank. I don't know what color temp is. I'm assuming you mean those strips that tell you the temp. In that case, a teal/green. My temperature in my tank is 80f.

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    What I believe Jeff was asking about was the color temp of the lighting, or the color tone of the lighting. For example, the color temp of the warm white light bulbs you can by at the hardware store for your house is around 3000K. A good color temp for fresh water plants is around 6500 to 6700K
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    I have plants in my 90, 30 and 15 gall. all low light plants. I don't use Co2 but dose with Flourish every week. One tank has ecocomplete for substrate, another has gravel and the 90 is a cichlid tank so all the plants are tucked into a branchy piece of driftwood or floating. 2 tanks have leds and the other the florescent bulb that came with the kit. All the plants are doing great - but again, low light and low maintenance plants.
    Plants are nanas, java fern, java moss, hornwort, cambodia, wendti crypts, green crypts, annacharis ...
    I tried jungle vals but they melted and I haven't tried again
    So before you go the co2 route, you might want to consider the flourish. Seems to be an excellent product
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    I have plants in my 90, 30 and 15 gall. all low light plants. I don't use Co2 but dose with Flourish every week. One tank has ecocomplete for substrate, another has gravel and the 90 is a cichlid tank so all the plants are tucked into a branchy piece of driftwood or floating. 2 tanks have leds and the other the florescent bulb that came with the kit. All the plants are doing great - but again, low light and low maintenance plants.
    Plants are nanas, java fern, java moss, hornwort, cambodia, wendti crypts, green crypts, annacharis ...
    I tried jungle vals but they melted and I haven't tried again
    So before you go the co2 route, you might want to consider the flourish. Seems to be an excellent product
    Ok, I was talking to my dad about it over the phone and he miss understood me and went ahead and picked up some the CO2 on the way home so if this doesn't seem to do much then I'll try the flourish. I just looked it up and looks like a good reliable product! Glad it's working for ya!

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