every spring my mom does a plant sale (veggies mostly). since I have got a little planted tank crazy I was considering selling some aquarium plants in addition to what she sells since i help her run it anyways. i also want something as well that i can use to grow up some plants for going into my other tanks and something to hold my prunings from.
once her seedlings are big enough and its warm enough for them to be outside i can use her grow lamps. 48 inch t12 and t8 lights (twin bulb fixtures) and i have at least one tub already so my investment is very little up front.
this is what i am considering setting up:
2 tubs to start with
an air stone running to each off of the pump that runs my 30 gallon. it is rated for either 70 or 80 gallons. wondering if a couple cheap sponge filters are a better idea?
pea gravel or some other cheap alternative to hold things down
1 or 2 of the grow lights over the tubs. thinking one should be sufficient without farming algae.
i have 3 tanks and will use what i vac out of those for most of the nutrients with some if not any extra ferts. will be starting with easier plants that i have already. wisteria, hornwort, anacharis, duckweed, all my extra java ferns. the duckweed i will just throw in a shallow tub outside in the sun though.
any advice/critique is greatly appreciated. i'm not looking to get rich doing this but some extra money would be nice to at least help pay for the hobby. i also don't like the idea of tossing my overgrowth out. probably the best part of being single again after 6 years is not hearing, "hell no!".