I don't necessarily have a 'planted' tank with sand/soil and lots of greenery. I do have a 5 gallon cycled tank with gravel substrate that holds down a java fern and a pennywort plant.
That being said, is there anything I need to be doing for these plants to meet their needs? I have a day-night timer that keeps the light on from about 7:30 in the morning till 10 at night (hopefully that's not too long...) but otherwise, nothing but the waste my one Betta-boy produces to lend nutrients.
I did happen upon some fertilizer tablets at the petstore, does anyone recommend I use them in this situation? Will it change the chemistry of my tank? It's only been cycled for a week, and it was quite a bit of work to get it to this point.
Please and thank you!