10 Gallon Planted Tank
So this is going to be my first actually planted tank. I've had java fern and anacharis in tanks before, but haven't had a tank that was focused largely on live plants. I set everything up today. First I put in 20 pounds of eco complete and then topped it with ten pounds of sand. I put in several bunches of anacharis, a crested java fern, an anubias, and a rosette sword. I'm definitely loving the color live plants bring, especially considering I'm used to fake that eventually fade, etc. I purchased a new light fixture that came with the auqeon full spectrum daylight bulb. That's where my first question comes in. Is that light good enough for the plants, or do I need to go back to the store and pick up the flora max bulb?
I am currently cycling the tank without fish. In a cycle on a regular tank, raising the temp can speed up the bacteria growth. I'm assuming that's a no no here, right? I'm assuming higher temps would kill the plants?
And stocking list. It's been a while since I've had a tank, so I'm not sure if my list might be a little overstocked. So far the plan is 1 dwarf gourami, 6 harlequin rasboras, 3 pygmy corys, and possibly some shrimp. If that is overstocked, suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The only thing that I definitely want on my list is the gourami. The shrimp are just sort of an idea at this point, I haven't done much research on what kind a gourami might leave alone, etc.
So to recap after that lengthy post:
Is the full spectrum daylight bulb okay, or should I get the floramax?
Would higher temps for cycling kill my plants?
And pretty much just any suggestions on stocking. I'm pretty open to ideas and suggestions right now! Thanks!
Also, I'll post pics when I can!