I have kept fish tank in the past, about 10 years ago. Both fresh and salt water. I am starting again with a 40 gallon.
I have never kept live plants before so I want to give it a try now. I bought pool filter sand to use as substrate. I really wanted to get Eco-Complete but for now it is out of my budget. Thatpetplace has each bag for $12.99 but there is an additional $8 charge per bag for shipping, plus the regular shipping charge. It comes out to the same price really. If you are closer to them the $8 drops, since I am in CA I am the farthest from them.
So I am thinking on using the sand and just fortify it with some root tabs for nutrients. Should I mix the sand with any other material? What kind of plants will do better in that substrate?
For lighting I am using a 36" Flora Sun light bulb. It says it is 30W and 5,000 k. Is that enough?
Any help will be appreciated.
Set as I am in my ways and my arrogance.
Last edited by Luis138; 03-16-2008 at 07:27 PM.