I need to start off by apologizing. I am really getting into planting and wandered over to a planted fish tank forum for help. Seems like they don't want to help newbies, never got more than two responses a thread and honestly, I want help so I do this right! I'm sorry, TFK, I shouldn't have even tried. You're so much better.
I want to re-scape my 2.5 gallon in a higher tech manner, ditching my java fern, crypts and window light. I'm just not aesthetically happy anymore. I began collecting rocks to 'scape with today and cannot for the life of me tell if they are granite or limestone, so they are in a cut-off cleaned out rum bottle of treated water to see if it affects the pH or not. If not, it's granite and I'm safe. Otherwise, I'll buy some inert rocks.
As far as plants, I want to plant HC (dwarf baby tears), Dwarf Hairgrass (maybe microsword instead?) and possibly Anubias Nana. I plan on starting out immersed, at least with the HC.
Substrate, I'm thinking MGOPM capped with sand because I honestly don't want to buy a bag of flourite or something for $20 to use 1/8 of it.
Ferts, I have Flourish Comprehensive, will this be enough?
CO2, I was thinking this
system. I'm on a budget.
Lighting, maybe this
? If you have cheaper lighting alternatives, PLEASE link.
Only fish that will be in this tank is my betta and maybe a snail. I had a Nerite but I manage to kill it somehow? Who knows. I might do this
filter as well, but we'll see.
Any and all advice is appreciated. I just want some help and again, I'm so sorry for cheating on you TFK. ): It was wrong and I didn't get help.