Hello: This is a follow up post from earlier in the month....I've added plants, then a few fish, after a few days, added more fish and today finally added all the fish. There's about 20 small fish in the 55 gallon tank, with about 30 small (4" - 6") plants.
These are "beginner plants" and a couple of swords and sagataria along the back in a substrate of swimming pool sand.
The tag on the plants said "medium light".
I gave them fertilizer yesterday.
I just tested the water and the results are as follows:
GH 100 ppm
KH 80 ppm
The light, a 32 watt T-8 8,000 K "aquarium lamp" is on for 12 hours a day.
My questions are:
Is the water chemistry ok? If not, what do I need to do?
The "aquarium lamp" seems to be a "one size fits all" type light....Is there a better one I should use?
I have a piece of African driftwood....I was told to soak it for a day before putitng it in the tank. Will any tannin leach out and discolor the water? If so, what can I do to prevent it?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!