Hey guys and girls!
Recently sold off my 20L reef tank and sump and bought a sweet little rimless 13 gallon and started my first ever planted tank.
I am learning more everyday but just want to see what you guys think I am doing right and what I might need to change. I am particularly interested in what you guys think about my layout and lighting. It is my old reef light that I changed over to 6500K bulbs.
Some quick stats:
4 T5 HO (2x 6500K, 1 ATI Purple Plus, 1 420nm Actinic)
20 Pounds Black Sand (Leftover from reef tank but thoroughly rinsed and disinfected)
2 Stones a friend gave me. I am saving up for some better looking black rock
Kept at about 78F
KH= 240 (pretty hard I know)
GH= 180 (Again, pretty hard water. Not sure if this is good or bad...)
4 Neon Tetras
3 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Green Cory Cats
2 Yellow Mystery Snails
1 Anubias Barteri spp.
1 Anubias afzelii
Bunch of Vallisneria spp. (not sure the exact species)
1 Giant Hygrophilia
2 Crypt. spp. (Long leafed)
1 bunch Crypt. Wendtii Green
1 Hermianthus (I think "cuba" was sold as dwarf baby tears)
I am running a homemade CO2 yeast setup, I also have a couple flourish tabs in the substrate. I dose API Leaf Zone and Flourish Excel every other week.