and thanks also chilled_fire. i had tried many different leds from ebay (some cheap ones) and finally got these from ledwholesalers.com. i love them cause so far they have the best coverage i have seen
and i do want to get some carpeting plant and am open to recomendations and tips
i would love to have a nice green carpen along the bottom. im sure my ghost and red cherry shrimp would love it too. would i need to change the substrate or would it do fine in the gravel.
If you have another tank, then i would recomend aquasoil, the only thing is aquasoil needs to cycled throughly inorder to remove all the amonia so you wld need another tank or container
But so far i have got best results with aquasoil.
If you dont want to change substrate as zeldar mentioned root tabs would work , i use root tabs/liquid nutrients from rootmedic and they are really good, works for HC too. but for HC you will also need co2.