Whats that you say? KyleT is a newbie? WHAT!? He hasn't had a tank in almost 5 years?
Well I'm afraid its true folks but not for much longer. I'm diving into the wonderful of planted tanks again! I just purchased a 4 Gallon Finnex
setup and have started my research.
Here is the plan, Simplicity! What kind of plan is that you say? The best darn plan there is. My life is pretty hectic. I still have a year of school left and I want this to be a project of relaxation, not stress and heartache thus Simplicity is the name of the game. This is also why i have named the tank simplicity.
No CO2 but I will be comfortable with setting up a simple dosing schedule with Excel.
and any other products (some tips would be great, thinking PFertz line).
I've got a semi-clear picture (in my head) of what I want the scape to look like. I really, really like the look of moss covered driftwood with the darker substrates. I'm going to take a trip to my local stores and see what driftwood selections they have. Probably Christmass moss, but it really depends on what I can get a hold of I guess. I'm not sure about other plants yet, nor about fauna.
In terms of substrate I think I'm going with ADA Amazonia Normal
Thats all I have so far. Any tips and/or guidance would be great. The tank should arrive later this week, will start with the photos then!
Cost List (Updated 6/26/2009):
Finnex 4 Gallon Tank Combo (Tank + Light + Filter): $70.17 Including Shipping
Amazonia AquaSoil 3L: $15.99
Micro Sword x 2: $12
Java Moss: $4
Seachem Prime: $6.99
Seachem Flourish Excel 250 ml: $5.99