first planted, lost in the details
Im looking at making my first planted tank (had plants in tank before... didn't pay them enough attention... not gone so well). So anyway, the tank is an Aquastart 320 (32L x 32W x 38H) with just the standard 11w PL fluoro installed. I'm planning on using DIY CO2 on the tank and thinking of dosing with SeaChem Flourish and API Leaf Zone (not Prime as I had before. My bad). The plan at the moment is to breed Red Cherry Shrimp as well as grow out swordtail fry in the tank. That makes it 3 out of 3 for things that I'm relatively new to.
My questions are these; what substrate would you suggest for the tank, ideally black/dark to show up colours well, will these be the right additives for me/ are there any others I'll need?
I'm afraid I'm not sure what plants I'll be getting for the tank yet, but with the limitation of the light they'll obviously be low light ones.
thanks for any advice guys, appreciated.
Edit: now thinking of having java fern, java moss and hygro difformis
Last edited by Schmitee; 05-11-2012 at 10:27 PM.