Hey guys, I have kept fresh water tanks for years before switching to salt and I have had some tanks with a decent amount of plants but never used any decent substrate and the plants slowly melted away over time. My new reef is almost complete as far as hardware goes so I figured I would dive back in to the fresh world with a planted tank or two, or three...or...well, lets take it one step at a time I guess lol.
Anyways, I have some Seachem Flourite and I am wonder if that is fine by itself or are people usually mixing it with something or doing a separate layer of something else covered by the flourite? I have a TON of nutrients that I also need to learn about using correctly and am considering co2 and LEDs but I am not positive yet. Was thinking about starting out with an Evolve 8 but that may change to a basic glass rimless cube with a fluval 106 or 206. This is supposed to be a budget build but we will see where it goes. I am going to try to barter and trade for stuff I need from people in my area if possible. Thanks guys!