Posted this in the intro section as well, but figured this forum was more applicable:
Picked up the 10ga Scaper's Tank Complete kit from my local shop, driftwood, heater, Flourite red, two nerites, stress coat, prime, and some plants.
I think I have one Anubis Nana, two Java Ferns, two bunches of Dwarf's Hair grass that I broke up a little bit, one clump of Hornwort, and some tiny duckweed.
Does anyone see anything that I should do differently? Any potential pitfalls I'm headed towards?
I was initially going to try a Walstad Method tank, but since it's easily been 15 years since I last kept an aquarium I figured I'd start with a traditional setup.
Two questions, I bought a little magnetic button thermometer and it's telling me that the temp in my tank is around 80-82 degree F. I'm using the flat Aqueon 15W heater... is this a bad choice?
I'd also really like to cover the back of the tank with maybe some sorta vellum or frosted plastic? I'd love to hide the cords from the filter, heater, and lights... Any suggestions on that? (probably should have done that before I filled it up.