Originally Posted by bahamut285
I am curious...is it possible to have a planted 2Gal? I have a Marineland Explorer II (my "cursed" tank that I'm currently sanitizing). It's a really old tank but it works! I read that link that kholder posted and I am super unfamiliar with all the terminology. Nobody I have ever known has had a real planted tank.
Is there a "planted tank for noobs/idiots" section?
A word of warning: DO NOT USE BLEACH DO NOT.
Seriously. Not worth it. Vinegar, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and course salt do wonders cleaning a tank when acompanied with hot water.
Bleach is toxic to humans and especially to small animals. The residue is near impossible to get off once it's on. It's ruined one of my tanks so I thought I'd warn you.
If you're not using bleach then all's awesome. =]
Yes you can have a planted two gallon. =] I'm planting my 2.5 soon once my plants arrive. =]
You'll need a proper light for it though. A compact Flourescent (the swirly bulbs) that's rated at Daylight (6,500 K(kelvins)). These mimic natural sunlight and your plants grow better under those conditions.
They sell mini CFLS now so you should be able to fit it into your hood but if not then you could always put it in a lamp and aim the light at your tank. =]