I tried really really hard. I really did. But finally it got me. The planted tank bug.
I hardly ever get to see my beloved 75g during the day and the other two, a 10 and a 20, are at a different residence. So ... I've decided to set up a ten gallon on my desk.
I've decided to pick up a bag of Eco Complete because it looks really pretty and I'm wishing I had tried it in my 75. Now I'll get to see what it's really like. The bag of this should be the only thing I actually need to buy.
I already have a 10 gallon tank, a HOB filter, DIY CO2, driftwood. For lighting, I'll go low tech with two of those 10watt (?) screw in fluorescents so I don't have to retrofit or build a canopy or anything.
I have five harlequin rasboras that will swim around in it. I'm planning on having Java moss, java ferns, sag. subulata, and I dunno... moneywort or something. Would hairgrass grow/spread in only 2WPG?
My main question is what do people usually do about fertilizer in small tanks? Flourish? Will fertilizer make a difference in my setup?
I'm going to try to get it set up tomorrow. I think one of my LFS carries Eco Complete. Hopefully. I don't want to pay shipping on any more substrate.