My 1.4 Gallon planted tank
Hey people of TPT!
I've been a lurker for a little while now and recently started my first planted aquarium. I have kept reef tanks before and I wanted to try something new and also thought that some of my equipment would be useful in the freshwater realm. I set up a teensy tiny little 1.4 gallon betta cube (about 8X8X8) on a budget and here is what I'm using so far:
Lighting: 9W CFL bulb 5000k in a standard desk lamp socket. I might figure out a new setup for this however because the light is only a few inches from the top of the aquarium and I am worried that it is too powerful for my plants.
Substrate: I am using CaribSea EcoComplete black gravel and i have a bed of around 2 inches.
Filtration: A aquaclear 20 that I had laying around. Its on its lowest setting and I have filter floss and some sponge in there right now. Should I put in any biological media?
Livestock: I literally JUST set up my tank so i only have plants as of now for the cycle, but I am considering some red cherry shrimp or an african dwarf frog once my tank is settled.
I also have a digital thermometer and a nice little piece of Mopani driftwood that I boiled.
Thanks for looking, guys. Any tips, tricks or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am a huge newb.
Now for some pictures!!