That's a good start. Running a planted tank does have some new fun challenges though.Thaks for the fast feed back - I have plenty of experience in running a tank - but have never focused on the plants - so I will ask
ohh by the way - i wanna make a homemade CO2 system - seen several here, but is there a guide to how i can put i together?
Great stuff - i am not going to make a tank with some of the sophisticated substrals you fellas use - just gravel with some fertilizer in, CO2 and liquid ferts for running care.Here are links for diy Co2:
I have found that when dealing with plants it is best to first decide on the lighting and then the plants. Some people use shop lights with daylight bulbs. Daylight is around 5500K, thus light bulbs between 5000K and 7000K are best. A lot of people make a big deal about the watts per gallon (wpg), which is based on T12 bulbs. The T12 bulbs don't reflect light to the bottom of the tank very well. Aaronnorth helped me to see that plants can grow with any light but how they grow depends on the photons they receive. If you can't get the plants to grow how you want them to you add ferts. For example adding Flourish helps bring the pink out of Hygro Sunset.