hello this is my 1st post on this forums after meny months of reading and researching here
ive decided to try a nano iwagumi using the DSM thats three firsts for me.
i plan on growing HC and housing/breeding shrimp.
tank specs are:
2 gallon diy acrylic with sump/overflow (i made it for SW a few years back but figure i could use it to hide heater/filter pick up/dropchecker, really everything but the filter return)
26w 6500k cfl spiral with walmart clipon desk lamp
fluval stratum substrate (a little large for HC i know)
phosban reactor (also from SW) turned into a small can filter witch is also cycling in an established tank
i planted the hc about a week ago, filled the sump/overflow and turned the heater on to help the substrate warm and also keep the tank moist. i am also bubbleing co2 in the sump. sealed it with plastic and light it 16hrs a day
anyways i have a few questions.
1st i would like to know how long it takes for hc to root, i dont really need it to fill in because i ploanted heavy. but the stratum is a little large in size and i dont want it to float up on me.
2nd is this enough/ the right light for me
3rd since i cannot time my co2 im worried about ODing co2 at night and woundered if i can shut the filter off for a period during the night or if the shrimp are hardy enough for it not to bother them (red cherry)
any suggestions would be appreciated
1 week old