First Foray into layered substrate tanks, have questions
Well, i had a Fluval Spec 2 gallon that i set up last year as a nano planted tank. it didnt grow much, the fish all died, and maintenance was a pain so i somewhat let it go. Its still running, but its covered in algae. the plants have surpsied me in that they are still growing, if somewhat stunted and malnourished.
My goal is to completely start over, this time with potting soil under a black sand cap, and root tabs. I want to do it right. I have the stock LED unit plus a LED unit salvaged from a Zen Nano tank. Not sure if this will work or if i should go to a Deep Blue solarflare LED. My goal is to grow a carpet of either hairgrass or pygmy chain sword, with a few dwarf alt. reinecki in the background, maybe an anubias petite, and a java moss wall. I plan on doing an emersed start but i have no experience with this and would love some pointers. Hoping to have a stock of cherry shrimp and maybe a scarlett badis pair if we get them in at work. Any other suggestions for tiny yet vibrant fish that dont mind being alone or with one other?
I plan on using RO water with aquavitro supplements added, plus the root tabs.
Last edited by snowmonkey; 11-09-2013 at 12:09 AM.
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