1st post=stupid questions=sorry up front
Ok so this is my first post, and I have read many threads and just would like some straight forward answers i guess.
For starters I want to say, great site, glad i found it.
Also, that I have had fish tanks for many years, starting back in the early 90s so I know a little about fresh water tanks and even did a marine tank for about a year not too long ago.
Currently I live in the UK (US expat) and dayum are things expensive here. So with that said I have decided to ditch the marine tank love and go for plants in my freshwater tank.
I have always had plants, mostly easy to grow ones, and never really spent much time with that aspect of the hobby, buy the plants, chuck em in the tank, put some food in the water when needed and have a nice day.
Now I am wanting to do a bit more and have read loads and FINALLY I get to my questions (sorry)
I purchased Miracle Gro potting mix enriched compost
(is this ok to use or did i buy the wrong stuff when i read people are using potting soil)?
Also I have sand box sand from the diy as well but have read mixed reviews on this option. (too thick, etc)
I cannot seem to find any of the goodies mentioned on this site here in the UK and if i do my god they are waaaay expensive. I went to buy feeder goldfish for my oscars today and the guy says "huh?" 2.50 per goldfish sir. Have a nice day!
(oscars not in the tank i am adding plants to)
So basically I am trying to determine if the substrate is ok? I have a co2 injector that came with the tank (part of why i decided to go with many plants this time vs big fish)
Thanks for your help and sorry for rambling on