So this is my first planted tank and first time posting on here. I was searching for a new light for a regular tank while it was doing its first cycle and started seeing some beautiful planted tanks. After seeing how mesmerizing they were when done right, I was hooked.
I've only ever had gravel tanks with fake plants so this will all be new to me. After lots of researching and talking to a local planted shop, i've decided on the following:
30g Tank (not sure what brand, its from petco/petsmart)
Archaea Ultra-Gro LED-Light PG Series 75cm
ADA Amazonia Aqua Soil
For Plants I plan to use Baby Tears in the background and carpet the rest with some Dwarf Hair grass.
I currently have a Fluval Aquaclear 50 HOB filter that I used when it was just a gravel tank but I think I am going to upgrade to a Eheim 40gal canister filter before I plant it.
As for CO2, to start I am just going to use Flourish Excel till I can do more research and afford a decent co2 system.
Not sure on fish yet but probably some small tetras.
I started my layout but Im thinking of getting a few taller rocks from the local shop today so that the left side pops up a bit more. Maybe more substrate to raise it higher? Not sure yet!