thanks so much for the info! How is the tanking doing still?? I bought a ten gallon i plan on using a seperator for but am at a loss on how to even start.... It's super confusing.... And i need certain lights, which ones do you use? Do you use a heater?
It is not that confusing. All I did was go to the petstore buy some stem plants like water wisteria and moneywort and other healthy looking plants like java fern and hornwort. I went to the garden shoveled away the first layer of dirt to clear it of pine needles and dead plants. I filled a bucket of dirt a bucket of sand. Went inside dumped the dirt in the tank used a turkey baster to rinse the dirt of the sides and make the soil moist then planted the plants stuck in the sand and filled with water easy as pie. The only thing is you are going to need 6700k lights. My lfs carries these. Easy enough to find. I added my snails shrimp and fish after 3 hours because the water had settled a little more. Just make sure you have the right lights. Use lots of stem plants. Fill the tank with 2 inches of dirt and 1 inch of sand. I reccomend javafern best plant ever!!
Oh and many plants thrive more in warm water so I recommend a heater! Hope all goes well with your npt! If you have too many red cherry shrimp once the pregnant one gives birth you can send me some and I would be so happy!!
I see my thread is being taken over =P My tank is not doing very well, I had to take out the crypt and the plant on the right side. I need some kind of fertilizer to help keep plants healthy but am unsure of what to get. I dont use dirt, I use a kind of substrate made by Fluval.
If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always got.
I heard somewhere you need CO2 set up, and need to use tabs and liquid fertilizers because Iron is super important as well for the planted tank. I went on youtube and found many videos on how to start one, I am just waiting after i buy my cotton candy machine for halloween....lol