I've just purchased a 240l tank.
I want this tank to be a planted tank, I love the look of dwarf hairgrass so I'm planning on covering most of the bottom with this. It came with two bulbs, Aquaglow 40W bulb which is 120 lux and a Sun-glow 40W buld which is 250 lux. I'm going to have two C02 kits. The tank has a Fluval 305 external filter which will cope with tanks upto 300l.
The substrate I'm going to go for is 2 - 2.5" of Eco complete then an 1" of sand on top.
My questions are these:
If I add the substate as above and plant the hairgrass, then fill with water, is it easy to plant other plants when the tank is full? Or do I have to plant all the plants then fill with water. I don't know what plants I want yet but I want to kick off the cycle. At the same time I want it to look good.
My other question is the coverage per bag of eco complete. It recommends X kgs per gallon but this doesn't make sense to me. You could have a really long tank that wasn't quite short in height that could be the same volume as a tall narrow tank.
My tank is 1200 x 400mm in plan area and i want a 2 - 2.5" layer of eco complete. Has anyone thats used this got any idea of coverage? It would be a big help as this stuff is fairl expensive and I don't want to buy too much.
Any comments on the above are welcomed, thanks.