2G Bowl - 1st Planted Tank
Been lurking the forum for awhile now - have been building nano-reefs for many years, but a moving mishap left me a 5 series BMW trunk reef. As in my nano-reef building, I like to start off small and build up from there. Oddly enough, even with a large amount of salt water experience, I do feel like quite a newbie with freshwater planted tanks. I'm starting off with a non-looker, 2 gallon experience bowl. I used organic potting soil, and purchased (randomly) some plants from Petco to get going. I purchased a 10-watt CFL bulb at 2700 - from what I have read, maybe a 10-watt at 5000-6000 is ideal? Let me know - will have to order one of those - just got what I could get locally. I covered with cling wrap (do you leave a hole in it?), and am going to run the lamp starting off at 12 hours a day? I am trying a somewhat dry start leaving the waterline basically just below top of soil level. I will need all the help I can get - this seems like a very good community- going to post some pics - I finally have plenty of room for multiple tanks!