My first attempt at a planted tank. Some of the plants will become too big for the tank, which I'm aware of, I just wanted a big bio load while some of the slower growers could develop. I also plan on moving plants to the background as they develop, like the crypts and java fern. I painted the back of the aquarium a flat black, which I think turned out really well.
Lighting: 15W 9325K ( I was told to start with about an 8 hour photoperiod. Does that seem right?)
Filtration: HOB Aqua Clear
Heater: Rena Cal Excel 50W Submersible
Cryptocoryne wendtii - Red
I plan on dosing with:
1/16 teaspoon of KNO3, 1-2x a week
1/32 teaspoon of KH2PO4, 1-2x a week
1.5 mL Excel every day
Any and all criticism is appreciated. Like I said, I don't really know EXACTLY what I'm doing so any help, or telling me what I've done wrong would be great.
Note: Tank is a bit cloudy due to just being set up.