I have tried two times to set up aquariums (but no luck), they didn't last; mainly because
I didn't inform myself and I didn't put too much attention to them, now I want
to try again; I don't want to make mistakes as before and I also want to get opinions on what I'm
trying to do.
I have seen some of the threads and pictures of the tanks on this forum and I think
I could get some help here.
My plan is to get something like this in a 5 gallon tank:
1.Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC)
2.Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) or Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae)
3.Riccia fluitans or Dwarf
The following are some questions that I have:
All will be set up in a 5 gallon tank.
1. Filter: I will be using a Tom Rapids Power filter PF-80 for 20 gallons. Will this filter enough
for what I'm trying to do?????
Link to see filter:
2. Lights: The tank's hood is for a 25w bulb and I have a Mini Compact Bulb Coralife 50/50.
Will this light be enough to grow the plants that I'm choosing?
Link to bulb:
3. Substrate: What kind of substrate should I use??... I read that the ADA Amazonia is good
but expensive and I can only find it online or can I use something like the
Eco-Complete Plant Substrate???, this is cheaper and can get locally.
I would appreciate the help since I am practically a beginner, any opinion or recommendation
can help me.