Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: St. charles mo.
Hi all, Im starting up a 29 gallon planted tank. A little background of myself. I maintained a SA cichlid tank a few years back and am currently maintaining a reef tank over the last 12 or so years.
As far as the plants go what are some hardy plants to start with and what kind of lighting and suppliments are good to help maintain them? I was also looking into ADA Aqua soil amazonia as the substrate. Is this stuff worth the cash?
For the bioload I'm looking at some schooling tetras(10), inverts(shrimp, snails, more shrimp...) beta(yay or nay?), 2 or so dwarf gouramis, a couple corycats and possibly a Boesemani Rainbow. Do all these seem compatable? Too much bioload for an established planted tank? I assume the plants help with exporting nitrates.
Are one of those duel biowheel HOB filter good enough or is a canister filter a must?
Anyway pointers aswell as critisisms are welcomed.