So, I took a 5 year hiatus after a tragedy involving my last tank. However, I'm not a college student anymore, so I have a lot more time and patience now, so I'm getting back into it.
I just set up a 10 gallon tank with a tree made of java moss secured to spiderwood with aquarium glue, and some montecarlo to cover the ground. Its currently cycling with some zebra danios.
I used a fertilized substrate, and treated the water with a small amount of fertilizer. I filled it with RO water.
It is currently lit with two 6.5 watt Fluval LED lights. I'm using a glass top.
1. Is that too much light? Not enough? Originally I used a single but the left side of the tank was very dim.
2. I currently have my tree weighed down with quartz stones. How long will it have to be submerged before I can remove the stones? I did boil the wood before putting it in.
3. I need stocking options... I regularly take 4-5 day work trips, so something that doesn't need to be fed EXTREMELY regularly would be nice, or some suggestions for a budget friendly autofeeder
4. Any other suggestions would be great! Thank you all!