Plants or fish first?
I am doing a low tech tank, currently 1.7 wpg. I have enough room to move up to a high tech (3.7 wpg) when I get co2, but that will not be anytime soon.
I am doing a budget tank and I am using pool sand with a layer of peat for my substrate.
My question (as the title states) is plants or fish first?
My theory is if I start it as a fish only tank, there will be time to establish some natural CO2 in the tank as well as fish poop for fertilizer, then add plants.
Am I missing something? The guy at my LFS said plant it as heavliy as possible first, then put plants in...I told him i dont have CO2, so where will the plants get CO2?
75 gallon, btw