So, I am buying a 5.5 gallon kit from Petsmart (link
) and I am really interested in planting. I have NEVER planted before, so I'm pretty clueless, but since I have lots of time to establish it, I figure I should get started by making sure I pick up what I need at the store when I go.
Do I really need soil (I have read mixed opinions)?
What plant suggestions for beginner?
How many should I try to get?
Masimo okay to have too?
Do I need All-Natural Decor?
Suggested bulbs or what I need to look for on package (supports max 15w)?
Food and other supplements I will need?
I am doing a fishless cycle w/ raw shrimp. Should I add the plants in before or after the cycle?
Thanks for answering all my questions! If I forgot any important things, let me know them too!