Thank you for the compliments.
the light is a Coralife 2x31 watt T5
unknown stem plant
I have a few more weeks to decide what inhabitants I am going to buy. I would love to buy 6 tangerine colored shrimp, I think they are very attractive and would be an interesting color contrast to the tank. I need to look into where clown killifish are available.
I was thinking of going with the ADA line of ferts because it is locally available and I would rather dose with liquids. I was going to buy green brighty step 1 and step 2.
step 1 details:
A balanced existence of trace elements is vital in the initial period, to stimulate the sprouting of new roots and buds. Nitrogen, Phosphorus or Potassium are not included, as these may only induce algae development at this stage when the plants nutrient requirements are low.
step 2 details:
3 months after planting, roots and leaves of aquatic plans have matured and begun normal growth. Among other trace elements, aquatic plants require Iron in this period, and iron deficiency often causes whitening of plants buds or leaves. Green Brighty STEP 2 is rich in Iron.
When do you recommend I start dosing these products? I was thinking of starting small doses of step 1 after 2 weeks, to help promote new growth. And then after an estimated 4 week cycle time, perhaps dosing a mixture of step 1 and step 2 2-3 times a week and doing 1/3 water changes once per week. Does this sound like too aggressive a scheme because of the already enriched aqua soil? ADA enthusiasts please help me out.