Since i just made the switch to a planted tank, i have a couple more questions:
When doing water changes, should i still add treatments to my tap water like Seachem Prime? the reason i ask is b/c it detoxifies Nitrates and i was wondering if this was undesirable.
The second question i have is regarding Filter Media. I have a HOB
filter and dont see moving to a canister filter for a while. First off i would have to spend a good chunk of change for one to effeciently filter my 55 gallon and second i dont have any more room under my tank inside my stand to store one. The co2
equipment takes up all the room, i would need to get a new stand as well if i went with a canister filter and i wouldnt even know how to start with that. So back to my HOB
filter. It has the usual drop in filters that have the "floss" material and the black & white granules (activated carbon and somethign else). Are these ok for a planted tank or should i be filtering with some other media?