So I got my shipment of tank parts and misc and of coarse I have more questions... thank you all for being so awesome and patient with me.
I got my 4 mostly awesome shaped pieces of small driftwood (2 mopani and 2 malaysian)and was wondering a couple of things...
-Is it ok to stick more then one type of driftwood in a tank?
-Can I soak them all together or should I do it by type or by piece alone?
-I don't have the option of boiling them since I don't have a crappy pot to not care about ruining so can I just just use full blown really steaming hot water?
Now that I have my API freshwater test kit...
-Should I measure my normal tap water?
-If so, how should I go about doing it? (ie, do I fill a glass and let it sit for a day or any other weird things?)
Other misc questions...
-Now that I have all my working parts, whats the best way to go about testing them all to make sure they work? Do I need to do it in primed water so the chlorine doesn't mess anything up?
-When should I go about ordering live plants? I know it will be at least a week (if not 2 or 3) for the driftwood to leach tannins but I am not even sure if I should already have the tank running before I get the plants or if I should do it all the same day the plants arrive? (I don't want to stir up the substrate and cause issues... I got fine grade eco-complete that comes with the liquid inside the bag.)
for all your help!