Is there hope for me--trying to go nano?
I'm thinking about making a nano tank but I've not had a good history with plants. I have a planted 30 gal. I have appropriate lighting and substrate. It's low tech. But almost every plant I've ever put in there melts and I have a ton of algae I have to scrape off a lot. Right now I have anubias nana and the petite form. I have some sort of tall plant I don't know the name. These two plants do well and grow well and my tank is thickly planted with them. Although the anubias has some black residue on it. I also have marsilea minutia that hasn't died but also doesn't grow.
And I did ok with java moss but I had to take it out because it got this really dirty look to it and started to get everywhere. It was nasty. Otherwise everything melts and dies. Vals, pennywort, dwarf sag, and I bought a plant package from someone and almost everything in it didn't make it .
SO would it just be a really bad idea to try a nano tank? I saw a sort of wide cylinder type bowl that I think was 2 gal. I would like to use something like that for my betta. I also don't want to do high tech so maybe this is not possible? Can you make a nano bowl without CO2/high light? Can you grow more than just say... moss? And more importantly, given my history, would it be possible for me to grow more than moss? LOL