Just traversing the forums looking for a few words of wisdom on my first attempt on a planted tank. I haven't received everything yet, but this is my plan:
Fluval Spec III
Fluval CO2 kit (88)
Fluval Compact Lamp + Flourescent Bulb (13w)
Hydor 25w Heater (adjustable)
API Water Master Test Kit
ADA Amazonia (regular)
ADA Amazonia (powder for top layer)
Seachem Flourish Excel
Rocks (undecided, darker in color)
Flora (what I plan on planting):
Foreground: Baby Dwarf Tears (carpet, hopefully)
Midground: Dwarf Hair Grass -or- Micro Swords -or- Blyxa japonica
Background: Green/Red/Purple Cabomba -or- wisteria
Alternative: Baby Dwarf Tears (carpet) + Micro Sword (background) -or- Blyxa japonica (background)
Fauna (what I plan on getting):
Snail(s)? - unsure what to get, torn between Mystery and nerite (adding after cycle)
Betta Plakat (adding later down the line when tank is stable/carpet is almost 100% grown in)
I plan on doing a "fishless cycle" and will be using some water from an already established tank (disease free) to get me started off on the right foot. I won't be filling the entire tank with the water from the established tank, maybe 2-3 cups.
Does this set up seem alright? Any suggestions? My main concern is algae control and the Baby Dwarf Tears (lighting requirements, substrate choice, etc). Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Tsuhei; 01-14-2014 at 08:47 AM.
Reason: Additional Flora Options