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How to Balance a Planted Tank | Step-by-Step Guide

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I finally balanced my tank! Learn about the detailed steps I took to grow plants & defeat algae.
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MATERIALS I USED
▶ Fluval 3.0 Plant Spectrum LED: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/products...
▶ EcoComplete substrate: https://amzn.to/2XMP4Kp
▶ Easy Green liquid fertilizer: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/products...
▶ Easy Root Tabs: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/products...
▶ Flourish Advance: https://amzn.to/39YzOQd
▶ Flourish Potassium: https://amzn.to/3sJMu6a
▶ Flourish Phophorus: https://amzn.to/2YaviZm
▶ Seachem Equilibrium minerals: https://amzn.to/3qPfnfl
▶ API Freshwater Master Test Kit: https://amzn.to/3c5WDEg
▶ API GH/KH test kit: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/products...
▶ API Phosphate test kit: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/products...
▶ Salifert Freshwater Potassium test kit: https://www.fishtanksdirect.com/salif...
▶ Fluval Freshwater Calcium test kit: https://amzn.to/2NpRNHH
▶ Nutrafin Iron test kit: https://amzn.to/3c5X69u
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RESOURCES
▶ Bentley Pascoe’s Fluval 3.0 lighting schedules:    • The Best Aquarium Light's Secret: Pro...  
▶ Decreased lighting to combat green hair algae: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/23...
▶ Aquarium CoOp forum: https://forum.aquariumcoop.com/
▶ Balanced Plant Nutrition (with barrel diagram): https://www.fertilizerseurope.com/fer...
▶ Plant nutrient deficiency chart: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/pages/pl...

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0:00 How to balance a planted aquarium
1:19 Tip: wait 2 weeks between each change
1:44 Balance between light, nutrients, and CO2
2:28 Lever #1: Carbon Dioxide
2:46 Lever #2: Lighting
4:04 Wrong lighting schedule
5:27 Tip: set your light at low levels at first
5:58 Lever #3: Nutrients
7:14 Signs of plant nutrient deficiencies
8:38 Use water test kits for troubleshooting
10:38 Is my tank finally balanced?

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