Oh you can also see that I bought a bit of Frogbit. I LOVE it! Giggle. They also had Crystal Red Shrimp there and I just loved the look of them. So amazing. This place had yellow, red, snowball, blueberry, bamboo, ghost, tiger, and bee shrimp! It was the first time I'd been there, it was way cool!
I just bought some HC on ebay and I'm thinking of building up the sand on the left side of the tank, so here's the question: does HC need to have plant substrate or will it grow well in sand (I will be using liquid Plant Gold and Flourish Excel)?
Not only do I not want to buy more plant sub, but I also hate the idea of trying to get it in the tank now that it is full. Sigh.
My rector is the very simple 2L bottle with the blue tubing siliconed into it with the hose passing through checkvalve and then threaded into a hole I drilled on the bottom of the intake of my HOB. I can hear each little bubble hitting the impeller, about once a second. I did the jello trick as well.
It was so easy that I'm building a little one for my pico.
I can easily get some root tabs down there and I'm already planing on the liquid fert. I guess we'll see what happens.