Ahh, this is so helpful! Thank you so much, I have no clue what I'm doing really.
I'm really glad I bought only one amazon sword now. I don't think it's going to work out... (I'll see how long it lives as is I think)
So, I need to use Seachem Flourish Excel and Seachem Flourish for my plants to do well! I had no clue that Excel didn't include nutrients/fertilizer, so thank you so much for letting me know! Just went and added flourish to my cart.
Bummer about the new lid, but I will definitely go get a new one then! Thank you for the recommendations!
I'll grab the Aqueon VeraTop. I was afraid of the glass lids since I wasn't sure if there'd be space for my equipment! Good to know I can cut plastic on the lid for room!
There are two nicrew lights that seem to fit my tank. Which one do you use?
NICREW LED Aquarium Light for Planted Fish Tank, White and Tri-Colored RGB LEDs - 18 watt, 16-20 inches, 9000k
NICREW BrightLED Aquarium Light, High Illumination Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Tanks - 20-24 inch, 18 watt, 7500k
They seem to be lower in wattage, but higher in kelvin, so I'm not sure which is best, another reason why I'm double checking which you have used and like. :) Thank you so much for your help! I'm really clueless just starting out with this stuff, and I really appreciate it!