New here, few questions
Hi everyone, I recently sold my 200G reef tank thinking I was done with aquariums. Next thing I know I have my mind set on a 40G planted tank so here I am. I'mafraid I might have started off on the wrong foot. I bought 2 bags of substrate without doing my homework. I used 1 bag of Flora-max by caribsea an mixed it with 1 bag of florite, not sure who makes that. I'm now thinking if should of been finer. I have been reading a lot and it's getting a little over whelming. Was hoping I could ask a few questions to narrow my searching. Thanks in advance. Here goes...
1) Will my mix of substrate work if I am starting with beginners plants?
2) Should I add another bag of fine sand?
3) Should I put plastic egg crate under the substrate for roots to latch onto?
4) What would be a good, easy, background plant that will grow tall and cover part of the surface?