Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Eastchester, N.Y.
Should I fert my tank??
I have a 75g tank. I'm in the process of going from no fresh water plants to a full high-tech planted tank. I could'nt wait till I got the bigger stuff (T5 HO lights, CO2, etc.), so about a month ago I got 2 cups of Java Moss. Spread and tied down some on mopani driftwood and the rest on rocks. Then I got Frogbit and set it to floating in the tank. Getting even more impatient (cause I wont be getting the hardware for another 3 weeks or so) I got a 5" x 5" clump of Riccia and another decent size clump of an unknown plant (I think the seller just thru it in to be nice). I have them floating right now too, cause I dont want to put them in a perminant place until I finish the tank. This weekend I have the opertunity to get a nice Java Fern and attach it to another piece of driftwood.
With all of these plants in the tank now, with only 64w of light and no CO2, shold I be adding fets, or something, to the water to keep the plants happy and healty until I can put them in their new home? And, if so, how often should I add them? That probably depends on the type but I was hoping there was somekind of a general rule. Thanks.