This is going to be my first planted tank. Had a old Fluval Edge that housed guppies and snails for a few years but it suddenly crashed one day when our house heater went out and the tank temp dropped. I found a new Edge for pretty cheap (with the LEDs) and plan to set it up as a planted tank.
Heres what I'm thinking of putting in it:
- Eco Complete Plant Substrate
- Dwarf Baby Tears
- Dwarf Hair grass
- Shrimp (possibly red cherry)
- A few snails (for cleaning)
- A few small fish
Looking for any advice on best place to buy these plants/fish/inverts as well as any advice on the best way to set up a planted tank from scratch.
Thanks for the list of articles, read a majority of them. Looks like the Eco Complete substrate will do nicely in my tank.
Is it necessary, as one article said, to allow the water to sit for 4 weeks before adding plants? I've watched a decent amount of videos of people setting up their planted tanks and most seem to add the plants right from the get go.