Greetings fellow plant people,
After a long break from the hobby im back at it.
I've been planning a 7.5 (28L) gallon low tech bowl and i'm almost done.
i wanted to take it slow and think out everything that i'm going to do.
(and everything i absolutely dont want to do lol)
Im going to follow the non co2 method described here:
Heres what i have so far:
Light: Dennerle 11 watt pl
Filter: Eheim 2213
Substrate: ADA Amazonia
I'm looking at the following plants:
-Helianthemum tennelum (Echinodorus tenellus)
-Vallisneria spiralis or nana
Ferts & Maintenance
Im going to add a little NO3 and PO4 and Seachem equilibrium once every 2 weeks or so following the advice of the sites i mentioned.
I am a bit worried about a high GH from using the eq without doing waterchanges, even though i would only add 1/8'' teaspoon..i admit i have never used this stuff and maybe i should do some more research but the research has to end somewhere so the fun can begin right?
I think i want to try something like root tabs in the substrate for the crypts and swords but i'm a litttle blown away by all the different kinds and brands.
My hope is that the plants will eventually fill the bowl nicely, jungle style.
If this does not work out i'm going for plan b, wood hardscape with lots of trident java ferns and moss.
What do you think about the plans?
Here's a picture of the bowl and the "plan b" hardscape