Hey guys, I've read this forum extensively and the amount of knowledge this community has is awesome. I am however, need some advice or help in steering me in the right direction, before I invest heavily in a bunch of plants and not have them blow up on me. Any help or comments of how bad I suck are welcomed
I have kept fish for many years, and have a 125 discus tank, but now want to go into a new heavily planted tank that I've had up for 2 months.
75g regular- 4 Angels, 2 German Rams, BN Pleco, 5 Kuhli loaches. Everyone is going great. I have 1 Anubias, 2 Java Ferns (several babies), 2 swords (melted, but are growing back) 1 crypt (melted, but coming back slowly) right now.
2 x 6500k 48" Beamsworks DA FSPEC LED. I have no clue on what category of low/medium/high light this is. I want to go med/high setup. Do I need any additional lighting?
I have a pressurized c02 setup coming, with an inline diffuser for my canister. I'm waiting on that before I buy a ton of plants.
Temp: 79 degrees. GH 4. KH 5. pH 7.3. TDS: 400 No ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate (Its never been past 0 ppm, probably because my bioload is small at the moment). I use inert sand, and root tabs for swords. I dose with Thrive 2x a week, and do 20% water changes weekly with RO/DI water that I use Equilibrium for a GH booster.
Is there anything I need to change/add/remove from this setup?
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to help a newbie out.