Can I get some start-up advice?
I've ordered my tank and am reading as much as I can. I'll be starting with a 6g LED lit tank and am planning on doing a fairly low tech, planted tank.
I'm wondering about what the best startup method is going to be, I haven't found too much info on optimal starts. I'm in no rush, so I'd like to get the best start I can to avoid future headaches.
I've seen tanks that have been started with no water, and just plants and I'm can't find an explanation to this yet. Is this advisable?
Also, should I buy all the plants I'd like upfront, or add as I go. Is there an advantage to one way over the other?
I plan on having a small school of CPD's and some shrimp/snails. I've read that shrimp don't take well to co2 dosing and I was planning on dosing excel if needed. Good or bad idea?
Anything you can give me from a startup perspective will be hugely appreciated!!