So ive been reading alot about soil substrates, the benefits, the draw back and just the overall experience of them. So i said i figured with an empty tank laying around and a kidless saturday id throw one together.
10 gallon tank with painted back
hob filter, has been running on my heavily stocked 75 for a 3-4 weeks
standard 15w t8 10000k hood and bulb
1-1.5" miracle gro organic soil mixed with floramax ( hopefully prevent some compacting) and some special kitty thrown in there to hopefully bind the soil up for less mess when moving plants later on
1-1.5" pool filter sand
The substrate all together is around 2.75-3" varies a little from side to side.
plants so far:
red tiger lotus
c. becketti from my emersed set up x3
anubias x 2, ones nana petite and the other im unsure.
Not sure what ill stock it with yet, really just an experiment to see how well things will grow. Water is pretty much crystal clear and im just gonna let it do its thing for awhile. I will proably add more plants and or rearrange some things
The white rock is simply to weigh done the wood attached to slate.