My plants: which ones need root tabs in an inert substrate?
After a failed experiment with plants on driftwood and pots that resulted in an algae farm, I decided to go full planted now. I emptied the whole tank, bleached everything and added 2" of pool filter sand, white in color.
It's an 85g discus tank. Low fish load, with only 4 discus, 5 rummynose, 7 cardinals and 2 albino bushy nose plecos. I'll add some corys, more tetras and a couple of blue rams in the near future.
Here's the list of plants I either already have it or will be adding this week:
Staurogyne repens 049
Alternanthera reineckii Var. Roseafolia
Heteranthera zosterfolia (Stargrass)
Hygrophila difformis (Wisteria)
3x54w T5HO from Catalina. Only using 2 for now.
Pressurized CO2. 20-30ppm.
I'm planning to follow EI fertilization regime and I already have Rootmedic root tabs.
So which of these plant absolutely need root tabs to do well? And which ones would benefit to some extent, but could certainly live without?
I also have Fissidens fontanus and Anubias Nana on driftwood, finishing off my list of plants.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks