Hello, I am planning on setting up a simple low tech 10gal planted tank. I have not had a freshwater tank for YEARS and got out of Reef keeping last year. I current have Darts Frogs and Snakes. My plans are to try to keep it simple with some low-moderate light plants.
Either 20" 36W T5 or two clamp lights with CFL bulbs
Aquaclear 20 filter
Heater?- This tank will be in my frog room so temps average around 75 deg.
That light will probably put you in the high light range unless you plan on elevating it. With high light you will need Co2. As for fertilization, in a low light tank you can probably get away with out it. In a high light tank it will likely become mandatory. Fertilization 101: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-regimes_.html
Added the Eco completed and piece of driftwood. It is filled with RO water and filter is running. Try to get some plants this coming week. Its a little cloudy right, but I'll try to get a picture or two up. I not sure of my driftwood placement at the moment.