Its My First Time . . . Be Gentle
Here it is, my first attempt at keeping a freshwater planted tank after keeping reef tanks successfully for a couple of years. The tanks itself is a custom made cube that holds just under 14 gallons. I am lighting it with four 13watt spiral compact flourescents: 2 are 6700K and 2 are 3700K. I have a large broadleaf sword as the center peice, a handful of lemon bacopa, a handful of red lugwigia, and some anubius.
The filter is a Marineland canister filter rated for a tank up to 30 gallons. Also a 25watt stealth heater. I am also using RO/DI water, good idea? Also dosing a rounded fertilizer, no CO2 . . . yet. Don't know if I'll need it.
I don't have any fish yet, but my plans are:
7-9 Rasbora Hets (too many?)
2-4 Oto Cats
1 Tiger Loach (temporary to get rid of some snails while I'm still adding plants)
I would also like to get some HC plant later.
Suggestions are welcome and invited. I'll post some pics later.