Just wondering- what are these rocks called that you bought from a landscape company? And about how many pounds of rock is in your tank? Thanks!
I don't know the exact name of the rocks but it had "green" in the title, I believe. I have had many people ask and I just can't find out the info.
I bought about 250lb of this rock total (it was only 8 cents/lb or less, not expensive) and I am guessing this is about 1/4 of that, so around 60lbs. I wouldn't be surprised if it's less, or more, but around that.
For anyone wondering about the tanks, I am sorry I have not updated.
The nano is doing really well. The timer failed and it had the lights on for a few days straight but I didn't get too bad of algae because I am injecting a ton of CO2 along with having a AC 50 on a 6 gallon. Some of the reds are really red, others are not as much as I would like. I don't have a ton of light on this tank though.
The 20 long looks about the same. I usually do a short dry start with HC to get it rooted but I have a few amano's in there so I couldn't do it. About half the HC ended up floating, not that it surprised me, but I didn't start with much so it's going to be slow. I could just buy more but its a pain to plant so I am just going to see how it goes.
I also have to keep the light pretty high because of the lack of plant mass so that probably isn't helping the tank. It's on "slow-mo" for now and I don't particularly mind ATM, though I am trimming the HC and replanting as it grows out. Hopefully I will gain enough plant mass to throw some more light at it and get things balanced on a faster route.