Hey guys! After having my Aqueon Evolve 2 set up for a couple months, I decided I wanted to add live plants to make my betta's days a little more natural. I also couldn't stop drooling over some of the lush jungle looks I've seen in this and other forums.
At first I just got a bit of Anubias petit nana tied to some driftwood (with the stock LEDs), but it slowly turned a weird orangey/brown colour. Disappointing. I did a bit more research, and was intrigued by the whole "a planted tank with fish will be more successful than a fish tank with plants" thing.
Here's my new setup: (and I GREATLY welcome any suggestions/critiques. Like I said, I'm a complete newbie and don't really know what I'm doing)
Tank: Aqueon Evolve 2
Lights: Fluval 13W
(I just got this today...we'll see how it does). (On 8 hour/day cycle)
Substrate: White, unenriched sand with Seachem plant tabs
Plants: Anubias nana petite, some kind of crypt
Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish
My questions: Do I need to add much more plants to avoid an algae outbreak? I think the light I have is pretty strong for the tank, but the stock LEDs just didn't seem bright enough. Should I be dosing the Flourish, if so how much?
Does anyone else have any plant suggestions for things that would work in a tank this size, with this setup?