Should I Start?
I have a 20g long at my house, and after reading up A LOT I think im ready to start my planted aquarium, although I still do have a lot of questions and im seeking some advice from more experienced people.
What i plan to achieve, I'm hopping to get a nice carpet (i know its hard but im willing to try), some driftwood and rocks, with anubias on the driftwood and some nice background plants. Really looking to achieve nice lush green plants.
Here's the plan :
EHEIM Canister filter(haven't decided on a model so any suggestions?)Planning to make a DIY CO2 (are they as good as YouTube comments hype them up to be?)
3 bags of eco complete
T5 lights, I still need info on this and which ones I should go with. As a carpet plant im looking at dwarf baby tears or HC.
I'm planning on finding driftwood, for leeching tannins im going to boil it and soak it. How long would you guys suggest soaking it for? Not to waterlog it but just to leech tannins.
The last question I have is about ferts, I realistically dont know much. Which ones would you suggest dosing and why?
Thanks a bunch for any help, ill keep reading and learning. Once I get it going ill have weekly pictures