I have just recently got into the hobby. I bought a 75 gallon setup off of craigslist. I thought I got a good deal but I have no idea lol. Came with the 75 gallon (a little scratched up), stand, Fluval G3 filter, co2 tank with regulator, heater, two 20 watt LED floodlights. Came with substrate and some Mopani driftwood, was fully planted. Was a ***** trying to move that big of a tank with 4" of water and substrate in it lol. Will not make that mistake again. I paid $250
I have since got it all setup in my basement about 3 weeks ago. We had to angle the tank to get it down the stairs. All the substrate and plants slid to the bottom, so I had to do a complete rescape. All the sand and substrate got mixed up (I think its eco-complete). Anyways, I just want to know what I need to do to keep the plants nice and healthy before I start stocking fish. I'm aware that plants will melt when replanting. I'm not sure if this is related to the melting but some plants have developed tiny holes in them. Could this be the snails munching on them, or is it malnutrition?
Next question I had was how much lighting do I have? I couldn't find much data on the floodlights. I would just like to know what kind of plants I can grow with this, and also how much these lights would have cost (He said almost $300 but that seems a little steep to me.)
Also, a gauge on the regulator looks busted, can I still use the co2 system? What would I need to fix it? Would I need anything other than a reactor to use it?
I dosed a fertilizer once. I have been dosing Flourish every 2-3 days, and Excel everyday.
I was hoping to someday add dwarf hairgrass and jungle val. I really have no idea what's in the tank right. I can definitely ID the java moss, anubias, and I'm pretty sure is the java fern in the middle. That's about it though.