okayyy so I have a 5 gal setup
So I wanted to do a NPT since I am now on winter break
so questions I have are:
substrate- I heard I could use organic miracle grow potting mix with a sand cap
any other suggestions??
Filter- I have one which I plan on using it, although I heard once It sets up you wont really much need it anymore?
snails - I heard people use burrowing snails to keep the substrate from becoming anoxic. should I look into that?
lights- what type of bulbs should I use for my hood?
plants - How many rooted plants should I have? I have Java fern and some anacharis, I'd like to have micro sword, anubais , a mossball, possibly java moss, any other suggestions??
At the moment I only have my hmpk dragon Hiroki in there, I'd like to keep him in there, maybe add the burrowing snails- not sure what they're called.
So yes, any experienced plant keepers please let me know! I'm going to New York for a week so I'm posting now so that I can gather extra information before I start buying! Any and all Advice please let me know! thanks !!