Looking for any advice/critiques on my tank game plan.
Background - tank has been running for over 4 years with artificial plants. 6 months ago I decided to throw some plants in with a new light and some substrate. I've re-done the tank almost completely and will be doing this the right way (I think).
13 neons, 1 bristlenose pleco, 2 otos and 1 betta
Flourite black sand
Fluval C4 HOB
CO2 injection with diffuser
Finnex Fugeray Planted+
Light schedule is 12 hours. CO2 turns on an hour before lights on and off an hour before lights off. The light is low/medium so I am thinking 12 hours will be okay. Ill reduce if algae starts up.
Fertilizing with Seachem products. Flourish, Trace, Phos, Potassium, Nitrogen, Iron and Advance. I'm going this route because I bought bottles of this stuff previously and want to use it up. I know of dry fertilizing and Trace. Will switch if Seachem doesn't do the job. I will be following the Seachem schedule to start and adjust from there.
Currently dialing in the CO2 today and tomorrow. Ive been increasing slowly every hour or two and seeing how the fish react.
Water changes are with RODI water mixed with Equilibrium, Alk and Acid buffer. GH/KH to 6 and PH at 7. Current plan is a 25% WC every week. Top offs are with RODI only.
I really don't want to EI dose because of the 50% water changes every week. 25% is much easier for me to do in my apartment.
Ive been researching the past few weeks to get a good handle on this. My only concern is that the light schedule may be a bit long.
Any thing that I am missing or should change?