I’m glad to speak with y’all. I’ve been anonymously browsing the forums and it’s been a great help with my aquarium questions.
I’ve recently soiled my 10g, 2 days and 4 major water changes later, the water continuously becomes a murky brown. My instinct says just keep up the the daily 50% water changes and it should be fine. There’s a Betta in there and he appears to be doing fine.
I had previously setup the same tank without any soil, with several plants, and root tabs. I thought it would be sufficient as I picked up some low light and easy plants. In summary the plants, didn’t do too well and started to degrade and cause spikes. Hence I thought to start the tank over with soil, and then replaced the aquascape.
HOB filter rated for 10-20
Sponge filter rated for 20g
Heater rated for 20g (I don’t think this matters)
1 inch sand substrate
1 inch top soil
I also have a 20g, with plants and gravel with heavier stocking. The plants are doing okay I suppose, but it’s not as lush as I would like them to be. I thought this 10g would be a good 1st go around.
Thanks in advance for your comments!