Hey guys! This is my first post. Im learning all the basics of plant care, but I want to take it to a medium tech level instead of a low tech. This means switching from playsand to plant sand, and dosing ferts and liquid CO2.
I have a 15 gallon (57L) tank that is 1 foot deep. I have 1 mystery snail, 2 zebra nerite snails, and a betta. I plan on changing this tank to a sorority. I want to add some amano shrimp as well, and another mystery to breed them. Also a bulldog pleco.
I want 2 inches of substrate all around, and I also want black sand. Black sand with a black background is really growing on me. My plant list (for now) is as listed
Anubias Barteri (Or Nana)
Java Fern Windelov
Red Tiger Lotus
and for a carpet plant, Marsilea Minuta
Yes, this sounds like alot. But, a sorority needs to have lots of plant cover for the bettas. I will also have a piece of manzanita wood, and some PVC covered in black sand.
I want black, yes. Im wondering if I should go Flourite, Eco Complete, any others? I also want it to be 2 inches all around and 3 1/2 inches of a slope into the back. I know Im being picky and have rambled alot, but I have this organized chaos in my mind, like, a perfect jungle tank. The red tiger lotus will be my centerpiece in my tank, as the wood will be along in the back, with sone moss and anubias growing on it.