New TAnk getting rid of 75 gallon
Im getting rid of my 75 gallon tank this weekend because im moving and want to start a 5.5 gallon nano. I bought that 27 watt home depot light and now have a few more minor decisions to make. Im trying to keep it kinda low cost and had a few questions
1) shoud I use the soilmaster select from my 75 gallon and transfer it to my nano? If so should I wash it or leave it as is, I think its got alot of mulm in it.
Or should I just buy some eco complete, (Im kinda reluctant to pay 30 bucks for a bag I will only use half of)
2) should I buy the zoomed 502 mini canister filter that people have been using or just a nano Hob filter (I guess If I bought the zoomed I would skip the eco complete and use the SMS, or if I just use SMS I'll buy the zoomed filter.)
3) Will I be limited in the plants I can grow with the home depot 27 watt desklamp? I have another 18 watt fixture I could put on too if I had to, but I dont want to turn this into an algae farm.
4) Finally I cant find any thin, branchy driftwood for a 5.5 gallon, could I just go cut some thin branches off a tree outside boil them and put them in my nano? I guess I would also have to weight them down too.