starting an ADA style 20g
I will be setting up a 20g tank using mostly ADA equipment (dont have funds for ONLY ADA things) and have a few questions. the first is I was planning to have a 2-3" layer of ADA amazonia soil and a 6" channel sand in the middle (will either use ADA sand, or maybe some home depo play sand) how much should I get? should I get normal type or powder (will be keeping everything from delicate stem plants to crypts to hairgrass) and lastly, which type of sand should I get (pay sand or bright sand? am on a budget).
also, I will be ordering some driftwood ($50-$60 worth) and will also be getting some ferts, what kinds should I get? what are other ferts that would be better/ cheaper/ easier to use? what do most people use? also, should I get root tabs? thanks!