Yeah it is. The nesaea never grew for me. I would think lack of CO2 and enough ferts made it not grow good for me. I may get one bunch of it just to try it again. So I am thinking that I am just going to wait till after Christmas to redo the tank because then I might have the regulator and time to redo it. If i dont get the regulator I will just order it. So I will just be saving money for now.
Yeah saltwater would be fun, I would prefer a big tank only though, would be way more expensive... 500 mL is about $20 or so at AFA which is in Japantown. I still need to go there.
Rotala is easier, in my opinion. You get nice color without the work. I do know that plants with strong reddish color like iron supplements.
Haha, I want a porcupine pufferfish. I hear they have loads of personality and will stalk you for food. Someday, though. Puffers need big tanks.
Yeah, I was considering getting the Green Brighty for stem plants. Special Lights, I think it's called. One of my LFS has it in stock. They carry all the ADA products although to be honest I'm not sure how much of it they sell since that stuff is expensive.
I'm now trying to figure out if a planted freshwater tank is more expensive or cheaper than a fish only saltwater tank. o.O I always steered away from saltwater thinking, "Oh, too hard, too expensive." Now I wonder.
Oh, the nesaea pedicelleta. I sent you some of that earlier so you should be familiar with its growing habits. I bet it totally takes off for you under that kind of setup.
Looks like I want to get all three of Seachem's macros then. I may get AquaVitro instead. I got their Mineralize when I ran out of Equilibrium. So far, so good.
I am going to need about $150 total for everything.... This tank likes money lol. So I have changed some things. Ludwigia will be on the left side, with star grass in front of it in the front and slope, HC (dwarf baby tears) will be in the middle, crypts will be in front of where the drift wood comes out (front right) reineckii will be back right, and nesaea pedicellata will be in the back of the scape.
Flourish trace is micros as well, so potassium is the #1 thing to get, followed by nitrogen, then phosphorous. Seachems dosing is actually quite low compared to EI (Estimate Index which most planted tank people use)
According to a plant book I have, 2-2.25 watts per gallon is medium to bright light. Of course, every book is different on the exact wattage but mostly, 2 watts is medium so that seems about right. And the fixture is 48w over a 20gal long.
So should I get Flourish Trace too or just get a potassium supplement?