New to planted tanks, lots of questions
Hey how yinz guys doin! Just joined the forum and decided to turn my 20G tall tank into a planted tank. I just wanted to ask a few questions about my equipment that currently have and if that interferes with my expectations of growth.
1st.) I have a underwater filter attached to a power head, along with a hanging filter for a 20G, all of the above are aqua clear. I have just a regular light(ALP 15w aquarium/plant, at least thats what it says on the bulb) and heater. Is this good enough to support a planted tank with some small fish and maybe a shrimp of some sorts?
2nd.) I have substrate but its either rocks or crushed coral. Is this sufficient and if not what would be a good soil to use for a begginer?
3rd.) The tank got put into storage because of a very long bad case of ick, I do not want to have my plants and animals effected by this, so what can I do to make sure I have gotten out all the ick without leaving any chemical residues behind.
Last edited by edude273; 09-06-2009 at 08:06 PM.
Reason: corrected lighting