I decided to start up my first planted tank as a home for a new betta fish. I am coming over from the saltwater side, so we will see how this goes! I am going to run a stock Aqueon Evolve8 with just the single betta fish. Was thinking either a Halfmoon or a Halfmoon Plakat, but can't decide.
Plant list will include Nana, Java Fern, Tiger Lotus, Dwarf Sagittaria, Amazon Sword, and Jungle Val along with some driftwood and possibly a rock.
Will these plants work with the stock lighting that the Evolve8 has? I tried to pick plants that used low light and seemed hardy, but am looking for something else red that will help contrast the green color.
Substrate is 2" of pure Flourite. This seems like a lot of substrate for such a small tank. Is this the correct depth?
I plan on hunting down some plants and wood tomorrow from my LFS so I can get some stuff planted! Planning on doing a soft cycle with one fish at the moment, using API Quickstart as well.
Will try to add pictures as I go!