Thanks Jen!, I'm still new to all these plants so I'll have to go look those up to know what they look like! Lol. Thanks for all the info! Appreciate it!
Yeah the bulb does seems a little dull, but it's a soft light (easier on the migraines) and more white then the horrid yellow some bulbs give off, and the plants seem to do ok. I actually liked the one that came with the tank but it burnt out and there was very little info on the bulb and nothing at all on the box to indentify exactly what kind of bulb it was. Even the manufactureres couldn't tell me how to replace it. I tried three other bulbs before I finally settled on this one.
My substrare is plain white sand from petco. I have used a general all purpose liquid fert when I remember, which is not very often at all actually, I can't remember the name of it at the moment.
I totally agree with you about the co2! Im a wimp too.... i dont feel i know enough yet to not endanger my fish. Im the type that if I cant do it 100% correct then I wait until I have the knowledge to get it right.. my sister on the other hand is the "lets just do it and see what happens!" kind of person, where as I am a "read the directions" type person. Lol :)
I'm trying to decide if I want to go through changing out my substrate to a more plant nutrient one with a small amount of my white sand as a cap or just stick with just the sand and get root tabs.....
What do you guys think?
Last edited by Greylady; 05-17-2013 at 12:45 AM.