So I attempted a planted tank before but didn't do it 100% and did not get much growth at all. I didn't have any CO2 and was relying on the florescent light from the tank kit. This time I'm trying to do it right and just needed some advice from some more experienced people. I read the beginner tank advice so I know a lot more. I'm also on a really tight budget so I am trying to save as much money as possible, but still spend money where its needed. Here's what I'm planning on getting.
10 gallon tank
Will this one be good enough and give me high lighting?
Can I put 2 15W bulbs in if it says 2 25W bulbs?
Any recommendations for 2 low budget cfls that are 6500k?
- 2 liter bottle, tubing and check valve into aquaclear filter
Any suggestions on a good sealant and does this seem sufficient for CO2?
A CO2 checker
Any recommendations? I was just going to get a cheap one off ebay
9 liters of ADA Aquasoil
I think this will be more than enough. Where is the cheapest place to buy this?
I am thinking of putting some blue stone inside. What size/lb rocks should I be ordering to fill out a 10 gallon nicely? And how many of each?
I am just trying to support a full carpeting plant. Haven't decided what kind yet but preferrably something that doesnt grow too high since the tank is relatively small. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I know there's a lot here, but I just want to make sure I have everything covered before I try again and just wanted a few suggestions for a couple areas I wasn't sure about. Thanks in advance.