Day one (first planted tank) Ideas or advise wanted
Just finish setting up my first planted tank, it is a 55 with normal florescent lighting (upgrading to LED next month), substrates are 40 lbs of Carib Sea Eco-Complete and 40 lbs of Carib Sea Tahitian Moon Sand (added 10 crushed root tabs under substrate) and paintball tank CO2 setup with an inline diffuser on the output of the canister. Planted it with 71 freshly cut stems bought from Ebay containing the following,5x rotala rotundifolia, 5x rotala macranda red, 15x limnophila Vietnam, 5x ludwigia sp red, 5x ludwigia, Cuba, 5xpersicaria kawagoeanum, 5x blood star grass, 5x rotala colorata, 5x narrow leaf ludwigia, 5x pogostemon Kimberly, 5x limnophila aromatica mini, 5x rotala nanjenshan, and 1x red tiger lotus (don't ask me which is which yet). I planted these last night and had the CO2 and lights on all night turning it off this morning, have not added anything else to the water. When should I start dosing the water? or am I good with the Eco-complete and root tabs for now? should I run CO2 and lights 12hrs or more a day until they take? bought the Seachem Flourish kit should I use all 3 of them?