Hello TPT people,
My names Caleb, I'm 23 years old and have recently within the past 3 months dived head on into the planted tank hobby. It's serving a great challenge for me and something I want to master. I've had so much online inspiration and I want my tanks to be the prominent features in my home.
It all started with a small 15L tank which homed a pair of Apisto. Cacatuoides
. Knowing fully they would need a bigger tank I upgraded to a 46L Fluval Edge which I feel is 'overly' decked out.
At the moment I am looking to get another tank, so I can resign at least one of the smaller tanks (as demanded by the misses). However, the budget on this one will be significantly larger, so I HAVE
to make sure I know what I am getting is right and that I know what I am doing.
The 2 current tanks in my apartment are as followed:
15L Aqua One - Cube - Animates (Currently Re-cycling)
Inbuilt to tank, replaced media with Bio-Noodles and charcoal, to be more 'sump-like'
Addons - Heater (24 deg C), No Co2 at the moment
Replaced original light with a Aqua Zonic, 'Super Bright LED' 23cm, 12.48W
HM + Java Moss Tree
Eventually want CRS.
My 46L Overclocked Fluval Edge
External Hang on Filter that came with the tank.
Replaced original light with Kessil Amazon Sun a150
Addons - Heater (24 deg C), Twinstar Nano
Echinodorus Bleheri (2x Top Left)
Anubias nana Petite (3x Pieces super-glued to wood)
Staurogyne repens (Middle)
Mini Pellia (5x Pieces super-glued on wood)
Tonina fluviatilis (x Stems right)
Apisto. cacatuoides pair and a Japanese Algae Eater.
- Co2 Pro 500mL (3Bps - Glass defuser with Solenoid.)
Schedule - (Light 4.30pm to 11:30pm) (Co2 3:30pm to 10:30pm)
- Dosing only Seachem flourish
What I would like from this post is feedback on my setup.
Assistance with further questions and help with purchases.
Bump: My first Question is what fertilizers do I need to support my plants and how should I dose?