Hi guys, total newbie here
First question, not on topic: how do I find this thread once I've posted it? :P
Second question, which is long but on topic: here in my city in Australia there is no one at all, and I mean at all, who sells any sort of substrate with magical properties like Eco-complete or that Seachem stuff. I could probably get it ordered in for me but the cost would be prohibitive.
I have a very low-tech planted tank with java moss, dwarf hairgrass, anubias, java fern and something that was sold to me as lilligrass, but looks like microsword. I have no idea what it actually is, but it's doing alright at the moment. I dose the tank daily with Flourish Excel and once a week it gets Flourish. I also give it Iron and Phosphorous when needed. I don't know how many watts per gallon, but I can tell you it's a five gallon tank and everything seems to be doing pretty alright.
I have two guppies and a betta in a tank (long story as to how I got such a dreadful mix) and three or four RCS.
I'm moving everyone to a 60 litre tank as soon as I can get a stand for it and buying more plants. However, I want them to do well - will they be fine with the somewhat large-grained gravel I have with a total lack of magical stuff, or is there some sort of clever substitute I should use?
Thanks for reading this far.