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am planning to plant my 70 gal tank 36 x18 x25 inches how would you describe a light planted vs heavy planted tank ie how many plants ?size?....and would this change the light ,co2 fert requirements does this make sense
Stan, the type of plants used and the degree of plant mass will change the light, co2 and fert requirements. If you want a heavily planted tank (which in my opinion is the best way to start out trouble free) then you need to plant the tank until it looks crowded and then plant some more.
Although I can't calculate the number of plants in a lightly vs.. heavily planted tank here are some photos of tanks I would describe as light, medium and heavily planted.
Hi Stan, My tank is 36"x18"x24" and its marketed as 65 gallons and still not accurate....the has less gallons then reported. Either that is a typo or you were mislead somewhere. Just pointing this out so you dont overdose thinking your tank is 70 gallons.
This "definition" was mentioned in the "otto lovers" thread in the "General" section. Cindy made a reference to what % of substrate would be visible in a lightly-heavily planted tank. It made sense to me...Filter and heater $80 65 gallon aquarium $280 Gazing at your Apistogramma for hours on end..... PRICELESS!!!