Again, planning on trying out the planted thing, just wondering if there is any difference for planted tanks when it comes to how much substrate to give the plants?
I've read that about 100 lbs of substrate (planning on using eco complete) is the right amount for a 55 gallon. Will this give me adequate depth for plants? Is there a point when you can have too much substrate? Certainly there can be the opposite, so is there a "sweet spot" for plants? I know I'm generalizing here so there may not be a 100% answer since I am assuming it depends on the plants used, etc.
Also, when I get the new tank set up, how long should I wait for the plants to get rooted before adding fish?
Also a little unrelated to this, but my angels love to eat the algae off my fake plants...what are the odds they're going to trash and devour my plants?