Okay so my dad said I could have a tablet if I wanted one, but I said I'd rather get it in fish supplies, and although I doubt he would buy me it(he chuckled at the suggestion) I'd like to know extra aquarium supplies that are useful, so over time I can collect it all. I need a test kit that'll manage to get. I have a bio filter fitted over the head of my filter, a HOB
filter, another small HOB
filter, a diy moving bed, so I don't think I'll be needing much more filtration. I have java moss that's surviving, but not thriving(not growing extremely fast although still at a nice pace) probably because, I don't have strong lighting(well honestly not sure so I'm guessing its 1 watt a gallon because the man I got this from didn't know it, or much of anything else at that), and I don't do co2
/fertilization but online it said it does fine in the conditions, but I may enjoy a nice thick that of rock so what fertilizers should I get? If my dad lets me get the tablet in fish supplies Id like to spend up to 20 dollars on all the easy to care for plants like hornwart, anacharis, java fern, and anubias. Then I'm willing to spend 30 dollars in liquid co2
and ferts. Which ferts do you recomend?
Other than the test kit I have all the regular supplies ph correcter although I don't use it, because my tap ph is at 7.3-7.4, declorinator although I have well water so I just get rid of heavy metals, is this necessary? I have coppersafe, stress coat, salt, and melafix. Now for plants and ferts, what do you recomend for a coldwater easy to care for and what brand of ferts plus what is necessary for a heavily planted/medium. I really only have a little super-glued java moss so I'd like to get more to help nitrates cause my dad didn't want me to do a water change and my nitrates got to 40. So now until I get my plants every 2 days I do a 20 percent WC
. So if you can answer my other questions, and my main question what are dandy things to have on hand other than stuff I already have and I'd appreciate.