Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: California for school, Arkansas for home
I got the go ahead to have an aquarium, residence administration only asked for a minimal amount of water, and no animals. Right now, I'm coding, but when I have the time, I'm going to research into dirted tanks. Helpful links would be appreciated! I haven't kept HC before, so this will definitely be an adventure. I'm thinking I need a spray bottle, a small bottle of Prime, and my tiny bottle of Flourish.
What I'll think I'll do, is I'll emerse grow some sort of small carpet plant with some sick anubias on rocks/a piece of old driftwood for a feature. If I like it enough, I'll add water, etc, but since I'm so busy next quarter, I'm just growing out an HC carpet with a potential Anubias nana tree. Anybody know where to find emersed HC in California near Palo Alto/Oak Grove/ Redwood City? I'm pretty sure there's a petsmart nearby for anubias.
According to the Barr report article, I'm good to go with emersed growth since it's low maintenance, only a few spritzes of fertilized water a day. Sunlight's free, and if I get odd growth, I'll turn the tank around! During breaks, I'll either stay, or probably ship the plants home and either pack everything else back up, or store it for the next year, I haven't planned that far yet.
So many fish to keep, not enough aquaria.