Fluval spec V project
Hi everyone, I am looking to start a Iwagumai style tank and had a few questions before I got started (learned my lesson from my first planted tank to not just rush into things....):
1. I want to grow a carpet with DHG, monte carlo, cuba or pearlweed (other suggestions?) I am assuming that DBT is out of the question without injected CO2? I plan on just using excel and thrive as additives. No plans for injected CO2 at this time.
2. Is the "new light" (70000K, 10W, 821 lumens) good enough for the above plan? Can it be set to a timer? If it isn't bright enough one option I was thinking about would be getting the Fluval evo V (designed for a reef tank) that has a 11000K light (tank is ~$20 more).
3. What substrate would you recommend? I read the huge substrate post but it seems like there are so many options that I actually have no clue what would be best for basically only a carpet plant set up.
4. What heater will fit well in the pump compartment?
Any and all suggestions and thoughts appreciated!