A Few Questions
Hi, I'm new to these forums, and have a few questions.
I am starting my first fully planted tank, a 2.5 gallon. I have some experience with aquatic plants, and experience with terrestrials. I've got a good idea of my setup already but there are a few things I am unsure of. I'm going to be using a red sea nano filter, a 19W 6500k screw-in fluorescent bulb in a lamp, and DIY CO2. Is this enough light? They are the same lights I use on vivariums. I've done a lot of reading on planted tanks but obviously, there isn't much written for nanos. In a tank this size I am unsure of the best substrate/substrate ferts to use. If it wasn't so expensive (and I needed more) I would buy a bag of eco-complete, and no local stores sell it loose. I am planning on some Anubias, HC, riccia, maybe pennywort, and some other small plants. As for cycling, I am not sure what to do. I was going to do a fishless cycle with ammonia and filter seed, but I don't know how well this would work with plants. Sorry for all the newbie questions!