A problem dealing with Craigslist is that in order to get a tank for the right price, i had to buy it from someone who had previously used it for salt water... i called a bunch of local fish stores (LFS) and they all said it would be fine for my discus as long as i used vinegar to scrub the inside of the tank well. I also recieved the guys light fixture which had 2 t12 light bulbs for marine life. I couldn't find any t12s under 50 dollars online and then i found that lowes sells pairs for 8$! so i went to lows and bought another dual fixture and now my tank is lit by 4 T12 40 watt lights giving me a grand total of 160watts. all the light bulbs are 6500k and should be great for my plants.
my tank has been cycling for 2 weeks now with the plants and i have done about 5 full water changes to re organize plants and to remove the tanis from the water due to the large peices of wood. I thought boiling them would be sufficent but i guess not.
I am struggling to keep my hair grass alive and ws wondering if anyone had any tips for me. most of the clumps have turned yellow and I'm afraid i wont have that beautiful carpet I was hoping for. All the other plants seem to be doing fine.