I was hoping to get some general critiques on my current setup.
Beamswork DA FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Pent Freshwater 0.50W
TC420 LED controller
Pool Filter Sand Substrate
The plants I purchased are tube plants from Petco and Petsmart. I was able to get these for very cheap with the $10 petsmart coupon. I planted all plants in the substrate except for the java fern. I have the java fern attached to an ornament with sewing thread.
Water Changes: 50% weekly with 80% RODI and 20% Tap. I am mixing tap water to provide GH and KH.
I have the following questions and concerns
: I purchased NilocG DIY EI Liquid Fertilizer. I plan to use the Macro and Micro Fertilizer bottles at the recommended dosage but only once a week. Since this is not a high tech tank I was a bit confused on exactly how I should dose my tank.
: Lighting is at 100% intensity for 10 hours with a 2 hour siesta. I believe this light should be more than adequate in terms of par levels. Is it too much light without CO2?
: I wasn't planning to use root tabs but after reading a bit perhaps I should? Can I get away without using them since I am using a liquid fertilizer?
Any general feedback or things I should be doing to my tank to encourage plant growth?