I've tried to grow plants before, but never had much success in doing so.
Towards the end of the month I was hoping to get the necessary equipment in order to successfully grow plants.
Here is what I will be getting: (If anyone can recommend me something better than what I have stated, then that will be very much appreciated).
1x Hagen Life Glo T8.
1x Hagen Aqua Glo T8
1x Hagen Power Glo T8.
(I only have 2 sockets for my bulbs, so it would be a combination of 2 stated from above).
Several packets of "API Root Tabs" Unfortunately I cant uproot my current sand substrate in order to place plant substrate down as the plant substrate would most likely make my tank cloudy and murky (Unless someone can recommend me a solid plant substrate - I heard Fluval Stratum doesnt leech, but wasnt sure how true this was), hence why I will be using Root Tabs. - I was also unsure as to how beneficial Plant substrate is in comparison to having sand + Root Tabs.
1x 500ml Easylife Profito
1x 500ml Easylife Carbon (I've heard this can melt certain types of plants however, so I'll have a think about that before I buy any). I also need to add that I really don't have the time or money to spend on the various Co2 Systems that are on the market.
I was mainly hoping for some good Starter 'substrate plants', and moss.
(Anything that can be buried into the substrate, so no Java Fern type plants please).
If anyone could give me a few tips and tricks to get me started too, that would be great, as the plants I did not have much success with previously has left me feeling rather daunted and reluctant to have another shot at, which is leaving me frustrated and rather upset as I would love to get some plants in my tank for myself and my fish.