Hi! So, another newbie! I really tried to read the posts first, its just so much reading/time!
I am setting up my tank still.. So far:
10G LED and in bright indirect daylight. Will be supplementing lighting soon
Filtered, HOB with only a sponge in filter and prefilter sponge too
All live plants, currently 4 rooted, 1 floating (Sorry, I really don't remember the names but I just added a pic to the sticky thread for tank photos) (more coming, namely moss and another rooted plant I don't know the name of)
1 piece of Malaysian Wood
I don't know my water parameters yet. I do not have a testing kit but the listed ph is for the city is 7.1-8.0 and water is hard ( http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/Water/Page...arameters.aspx
When vacuuming the soil/sand you say to submerse the vacuum all the way and let it sit a second or two. Won't that mix the soil and sand? Is it supposed to be mixed? Sorry, I'm just not grasping this...