I going to be converting my 5 gallon hex aquarium to npt very soon. I've been getting everything together over the past few days. Researching plants, hunting for appropriate soil, getting a decent plant fertilizer. I've been going nuts getting this all together and working on getting it all right.
My tank currently:
5g acrylic hex
1 15w 6500k light bulb
Gravel substrate with tumbled river rock and glass globs on top for asthetic
Petco Power filter (rated for 10g but its an older filter)
25watt whisper heater (preset for 78F)
3 fake plants
1 whisper air pump with airstones (not in use currently)
1 happy little betta
What I have so far to add/replace to the current set up:
Potting/or custom gardening soil
5 lbs mosser lees dessert sand
4 water wisteria
1 anubis plant
1 lucky bamboo which is tall enough that that the foliage is above the water and there is a gap in the hood that will allow it. No rot!
Note: Plants are all in quarantine because I don't have any bleach to do a dip. We don't really keep steady stock in the house because a house member is allergic (As weird as that may sound) .
1. Do I have enough light for my tank? Its technically a tall, but the light socket warning says 15w is the highest it will safely handle.
2. Can someone recommend a good diy Co2 drop system or alternative? I've never done one before.
3. With what I have in lighting and what not, what other sorts of commonly available aquarium plants could I do?
Sorry if this is a lot, I just want to make sure I have everything I need to make these plants thrive and make the betta happy. He's a little more fragile than the others I've owned so I trying to up quality of life as much as I can. I'm babbling now