Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: West Sacramento, CA
New plant order -- will this setup work?
Ok, note sure if this is the best section to post, but I figured I'd give it a try.
I just ordered the following plants & I will list them in "low light" / "medium/high light" plants(to my best of knowledge):
4)petite (anubias) nana
8)red ozelot sword
My setup (20G) is:
**55Wx2 ahsupply "bright kit" (I can unplug one of the 55w bulbs if this proves to be too much light)
**Eheim Pro 2222 cannister filter (will provide excellent filtration for this size tank)
**Pressurized CO2, regulator, needle valve, bubble counter, DIY reactor(hooked inline to the Eheim outflow and injected into the tank through the Eheim diffuser, aimed about 45 degrees down to minimize surface agitation
**100% flourite substrate (I have "root tabs" for the heavy feeders, like the sword)
**dosing: PMDD using greg watson's CSM+B, K2SO4, KNO3 and some Epsom Salt(if Mg or S is needed), Fleet Enema(if Phosphates are needed). Not sure about dosing schedule yet -- I suppose I'll add *a little* and see how fast it is consumed.
**test kits: AP ---> pH, GH, KH, Ammonia, Nitite, Nitrate. I also plan on getting a Phosphate test kit.
Anyone have advice or feedback on these plants in this environment? I'm hoping they will all do well, but I'll just have to see. I orded the plants from aquabotanic and they should be here Wednesday(2/16) or Thursday(2/17). I also plan on stocking the tank with fish -- mostly small tetras(neons, cardinals), maybe a couple cories, 1 or 2 SAEs and possibly something else -- I was thinking of adding a couple Angels, or maybe 2-3 kribensis (I bred a couple in this tank once before). Any suggestions are appreciated. I'm just trying to get all my ducks in a row before the plants arrive.
Also, is it a bad idea to get the fish and maybe a couple stem plants(just to absorb excess ammonia) this weekend to at least get the tank cycle started as it is all setup and running(except the CO2) currently. Good idea? bad idea? Thanks for any and all input!