New plants

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    So I've ordered new plants :
    Glossotigma elantinoides and dwarf hair grass(elocharis acicularis)
    I have a 15l tank and s desk lamp, I'll be getting s light, either a 9 or 12w e27.

    Questions
    Which light will be best for this plants?
    Will they be fine together in such a small tank)?
    Will pfs be sufficient for them?
    What fert should I get?
    Will the tetra 1(can't remember the name) I've used for my jungle Val., hornswort, java moss and 3 more plants(also can't remember names) be sufficient?

    Also,
    I was thinking of doing my 2 new plants Emersed?
    I was thinking of putting them in 4 plastic cups which will be in the tank.
    Water that's about 7cm high with a heater at about 24C.
    And plastic wrap over the tank with the desk lamp over that..

    Questions
    Will i need ferts for this set up?
    Will pfs be fine?
    Which light will be fine, 9 or 12w?

    Thanks you
     
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    I have a 60P with three cfl's and co2 and i kid you not you are welcome to come and have a look all my plants glosso tripartia ludwiga rubin ludwigia palasrus cryp wend brown parva are all pearling two hours after lights on.
     
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    I've started my project.. I'm no more doing it Emersed.. My aim is to just grow some plants for my 2ft And possibly a 3ft when I get a chance to start one..
    This is what I have so far..
    A 15L tank
    9w very strong e27 led(desk lamp)
    Pfs.. I'm thinking of getting seachem red or something in that line..
    I have a bio something liquid nutrient,I'm waiting until next week the lps is getting me tetra plant min.
    And I also put some hairgrass in my big tank.

    And I've made a diy nano filter posted by Anne on the pico challenge tread
     
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    I also have java moss in there.

    @Aqua man
    What's a 60p and a cfl. Sorry I haven't done anything more than low tech

    Screenshot_2017-07-14-18-49-20.jpg

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    Haha awesome! Let me know how that filter works out
     
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    It's working great.. So far so good.. I only made a slight mistake by making the hole abit big by the airline but its still working good.. After how long can i add fish and snails? I'm planning on assain snails and some shrimp(will it be advisable for shrimp in a small tank) and will assasian snails be fine to add anytime?
     
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    Here's a close up.. And a reflection of the light I'm using
     
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    I dont see any bubbles? Is it running? Google fishless cycling. Its all there.
     
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    I switched it off for the pic.. Couldn't get a pic of it while the bubbles were on :)
     
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    60P is a Ada 60 liter tank and cfl is compact florescent lights.
     
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    That blog is the most comprehensive ive found on the net. But yes, i know what you mean

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Hi
    Where can I get Osmocote?
     
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    Not sure. Try a fish shop
     
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    the pet shops around me don't cater for aquatics.. On ubuy there's a variety but I didn't come across any for aquatics..
    Anyone else with more info will be Apperciated..
     
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    Will flourish tablets work similar to Osmocote?
     

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