New planted 10 gallon
I've just started up a 10 gallon planted tank.
I got a 10 gallon kit from WalMart. It came with an in tank filter, and a lid with LED lights.
Then i got some of this special planted tank gravel thats supposed to have special minerals and bacteria in it for starting up a planted tank. It comes in water.
I got a few plants including one already attached to driftwood.
10- Neon Tetras
3- Rummy Nose tetras
1 -Endler male
1- Cory Cat
1- UFO loach
Got the heater and used established filter media from my other tank.
Its been a week and it seems to be doing quite well. No bacterial blooms or ich and everyone is eating and seems healthy. Including the plants.
Do i clean a planted tank the same way?
Do i use a siphon and gravel vac with water changes?
Do i need to keep the LED lights on for a certain amount of time?
Do i need to fertilize the plants or do the fish do that?
Needless to say, a planted tank is uncharted territory. I hope I'm doing it right. Or sort of right. Or right'ish
I put a picture for any constructive criticism or input.
I'm not new to fish keeping. But I am super new to aquatic plants of any sort.
I'm used to large, bulldozer fish like this guy that wreck everything in the tank so plants have been out of the question.