Originally Posted by Angel079
I don't fert in no tanks neither and most def not in my shrimp tanks. What I ...built. But if the main thing is the Java moss pfffftt forget the fert IMO seriously
Well that's definitely good to hear. I'm sure the plants should be happy in the 10 gallon then, with the mulm, the good water quality, and I'll get a new light to ensure that's good.
I'm not sure how well things will go in the 55 gallon though, since it's not established yet, and won't be until after I have the plants and snails.
I would hate to put all my plants in the 10 gallon and have the goldfish chow down on them, but at the same time it seems like the best assurance that the plants would survive as far as conditions.
Any suggestions on how my water should be in the 55 gallon to have good luck with the java moss and java fern without having it cycled or established, or even with fish?
And on the topic of CO2, does it really seem necessary with just the java moss and java fern? I'd really like to be able to avoid having to do it, but if it's really going to make that much of a difference I will. Both tanks have lots of oxygen, the 10g with a large airstone(which may or may not be removed), and the 55g has water breaking and aggitating the surface all day, as well as I might put a large bubble wand in there(since my goldfish seem to love bubbles) so I'm not sure if that's something that will take so much of the CO2 out of the tanks that i really will need to have a co2 setup or something.