I have been following along and decided to jump in on this, going with a five gallon, and word on getting those ferts to Canada? or where I could buy them. I use Flourish Excel on all my other planted tanks. I am going to use a play sand substrate is that okay?
I thought this would be a fun challenge, but it's turning out to be a bit too tedius... I also had a revelation.
The challenge to build a planted tank with the same feel as japanese professionals....
Can I grow plants as healthy as the pros, and use low-tech?
absolutely, with a couple substitutions.
Can I photograph as well as the professionals?
Can I aquascape as well as them with my very first project?
ahah i was thinking this before this even started, what we may lack isnt the technical skills but the aesthetic experience to recreate the same feeling those styles had which is why I suggested that we should be allowed to make our own styles as long as it isnt just a toss wood and rocks/plant randomly and theres a rational for placement.