First time poster- I am a little unnerved by the ferocity with which I've quickly developed an obsession with this hobby
I am one week in and hoping I can receive some guidance, feedback, and information.
GH- 30ppm (I've begun to supplement Cal and Mag)
temp- appx 70F
Ludwigia Super Red
a few tufts of Dwarf Sag
FROGBIT ON THE WAY!
Soil- Miracle Grow Performance Organics
Light- 7W 5000k LED 4-4-6
A few questions:
I have seen absolutely no growth yet- maybe pictures of weekly updates on forums have skewed my perception of normality. Aside from some algae that came in with plants I bought from a local hobbyist- Is this normal?
Are my parameters within an expected range at 1 week?
Are there any type of fish I can stock that wouldn't be too high of a bioload for 3 gallons? (planning on stocking shrimp for sure) Also, what should my parameters look like before adding shrimp or fish?
The PH of my tap water is 7.6 while my aquarium water consistently reads 6.6. Should I be concerned? Should I address this?
I've seen SO much conflicting information around water changes- what seems appropriate at this point given my parameters?
I know that was a lot. Thank you for bearing with me and let me know if I need to provide more info! Hoping to eventually build a larger tank with the plants I grow here!