just starting off, 55 gallon planted-low tec
This is my first post to the site and hopefully the start to many more. I am just getting back into the hobby and starting off with my first planted tank.
I currently have a 55 gallon, with 2 54w T5 HO lighting, eco complete as my substrate, an aquaclear 70 filter, 200w standard heater. Pretty standard stuff from my research. I am planning on installing a DIY Co2 kit eventually, but for now plan on just adding Flourish Excel on a daily basis. I did about 3 weeks worth of research and ordered a variety of low level light plants, that should be arriving tomorrow.
My questions is first do I have the correct equipment, hopefully my lighting is adequate for the tank. Is there anything I need to add to the tank, as in supplements? I do plan on adding some flourish root tabs when I first set up the tank. I'm planning on doing a fish less cycle for about 2 weeks before I had a few hearty fish. Any more recommendations or information I would greatly appreciate it. If i'm doing something wrong please critique me, I am new at this and I know there is always a large learning curve starting off.
Ill be sure to post some pictures after planting.