I'm spicing up my tank and i have a lot of question that need answering :)
So i've had this 20 gallon tank from a couple years now and its seen its fair share of fish although recently its only been occupied by a couple. I've decided that i want to make it look very nice with plants an all but i have no experience with that.
My current tank setup is just a regular old 20 gallon tank with a marineland pengiun 150 and a 15 watt tank-long bulb in the cover above.
So if i plant this with, lets say a bunch of dwarf hairgrass in the front of the tank, how much light would it need? I figure i'd have to put my light on a 10-hour timer so that the plants get enough light. But all that lights means lots of algae, right?
Well I figured if get 2 otocinclus that should probably be able to keep the algae under control, plus otocinclus like having friends :)
For nutrients, I'm hoping that the fish excrement (i'm gonna get more fish) and waste food will be enough to sustain the dwarf hairgrass, as i don't really want to worry about remembering nutrient supplements and stuff.
Right now, the only fish I have are 5 red minor tetras. I was thinking of getting a small group of cardinal or neon tetras. Other than that I'm completely lost on what fish to get. Any suggestions on a nice centerpiece fish that won't pick on any of the smaller fish? I should have a fully stocked tank if I hope to feed my plants that way.
Any ideas, suggestions, and answers are welcome :D thanks for your time!