Hello, this is my first post at plantedtank.net.
I am setting up my first "real" planted tank, a small 2.5 gallon.
I just wanted to run the setup by the more experienced tank planters for comments or suggestions before I begin.
Luckily, I live within walking distance from ADG... had I known this earlier I probably would have gone with a mini cube, but a $10 2.5 gallon should work out fine.
I was going to go with a Current Satellite Single 18w 10k/460nm for the light.
I was going to go with Amazonia II Aqua Soil, normal type, and Powersand Special S. Will the grain sizes of this be OK? Do I need the sand or can I stick with just the soil?
Is a CO2 system necessary, and if so, would a cheap one like this be sufficient for a small tank?
As for stock, I was thinking an Oto and a dwarf crayfish (if I can find one) and maybe a small fish or two (TBD
Any comments appreciated!