:I Ok, so I have some questions about attempting a NPT.
1. I have a 10g, heated tank (with a tetra whisper filter that came with the kit). It came with LED lights, but I knew it'd be difficult to maintain a NPT (without shellin' out some major bucks to supply myself with some LEDs made to grow plants), so I recently purchased a new hood. This hood is for fluoroscent lights. It appears to be a single 15watt bulb set up.
Link to the actual hood I bought)
I've already submitted a question to petco, but, since it doesn't seem to list the k, do you think this would be a low, moderate, or high light set up? (And also if I need to replace the bulb that came with it, only description given is that it's "full spectrum")
2. Where do YOU get your plants from? There isn't a lot of options where I live, to buy them locally. Aside from aquabidder, do you have any other suggestions/good experiences/bad experiences?
3. :I Hardest part for me. How do you get everything all at once to set up? My tank is currently set up and running as just a planted tank with gravel. (No fish). I read the sticky for NPT, and the author suggested putting everything in, same day. :I But, I'll have to order the plants I want, as well as snails/shrimp. LFS doesn't carry any red cherry shrimp or snails (That I saw). Do I try to plan for everything to arrive around the same timeframe?
I've never had shrimp or snails, so I do not have any experience on how they would do, waiting a day or two for their home-tank to be set up.