Hey all, if you are reading this I appreciate it and if you have any advice at all I would appreciate it. I am not new to fish tanks, but new to trying to keep freshwater plants alive. I really want to focus on getting a nice lush jungle feel in parts of the tank but also with some smaller plants and character in others. I want plants that are doing well and not constantly dying and being replaced. I also would like to be able to see growth (even tho I know growth is slow in low light, by design)
I started off with a 10 gallon kit I bought at the petsmart, some gravel, some petsmart plants and some from a reputable website. You can see pics of those in my tank section but that tank is a thing of the past (last week) most all those plant's all did bad, mostly because I did things wrong, so I started over, here are the stats. I will eventually, probably, do some DIY co2, but for now just excel.
1.5 watt/g Floro
Eheim 2213 filter (to be installed 5/11)
Dosing Flourish, Excel, and Flourish Pottasium
I am in the process of doing a silent cycle with lotsa plants and some unlucky guppies.
I will post a plant list and water test results in a bit for hopefully some advice for finishing off the cycle process.
here is a pic from my cell phone, it is cloudy now as I just planted a bunch of marselia 4 leaf clover I got from an awesome poster on here!