Dirt planted tank and soft water
So I'm in the process of setting up a 12 gallon long. The plan is to go low tech (no CO2, med light) with a Dutch layout. Lighting wise I have a 36" Satellite Freshwater LED+ on the way.
My question is about the building up the substrate. I've done dirt (MGOPS) with a lot of luck but I've never used terribly demanding plants. Trying to achieve a Dutch layout in a low tech tank is going to be challenging and I want to make sure I get thing right. The other thing is my tap water is very soft, like 0 gh/kh.
Here's my current plan:
- Dolomite sprinkle
- 1" MGOPS
- Red clay
- 1" Sand cap
So the dolomite should help boost gh/kh and the clay for Fe. Does that make sense? Am I missing anything?