Got this for my birthday, at the beginning of May. I put in a carbon filter from an established tank, so its probably ready to go, but there isn't anything in it yet.
This is from when I first set it up:
Today my plants came in!
It is sort of an experiment. I bought a few pieces of HC. I don't expect them to grow. I would be perfectly happy with not dying. But I might not even get that. Um, adding it to my plant order seemed like a good idea at the time.... !
The HC is TINY. I didnt expect it to be... that tiny. The substrate Im using is the fluval flora stuff.... but it's not really dense, so... I just kind of mashed the HC down on top of it, as opposed to trying to root all of the tiny plants with tweezers.
Does that have a chance of working out okay? Or am I gonna have to try and plant them in smaller batches, to make sure the roots get between the substrate bits?
I was sooo proud of my java moss growth.... until I put the bright green HC next to it. Haha. It looks like a super sad lump now.
I bought this LED
desklamp at Rona. It is SUPER BRIGHT, but there aren't any kind of specs on the box...
Do you think it would be enough to keep the HC going?