Hello all! I have read tons of info on this site and others and am ready to make the step into CP growing.
We have lots of saltwater tanks and my main tanks were 2 55 gallons....well, as a gift my husband (Jeremy) bought me a new 180 gallon acrylic tank. So that has left me with 2 empty 55s. I am keeping one for a backup. The other 55 Jeremy wants me to turn into a terrarium, since he has never shown any interest in my house full of plants I figure I better take his advantage of his interest, lol.
Well, thats a good enough intro I think. My point for posting is that after all the reading I have done I am still not sure what plants would be good in a standard 55 gallon tank and what ones will be good starter plants. I have your typical ferns, rubber plants, succulants, etc and they all thrive so I am not a newby to plants just CPs.
There are also tons of opinions on what should be on the bottom of the tank. I have read to use rocks with carbon on top and then I have read to use eggcrate.....so I am not sure what the best aproach would be...maybe both ways are the best way.
I have decided to plant the CPs in their own pots, I am not going to try covering the pots or anything as that is just more expence and I dont mind the look of the pots. What is the best kind of pots, clay I assume?
I am also not sure where to get the CPs from, I am after the least amount of expence as possible. I am extremely happy to see a trading forum, its just a matter of getting plants and letting them get big enough to be able to trade....
We collect corals (for saltwater tanks) and that hobby has become quite addicting...after looking at pics and other peoples set ups Here I know for sure that collecting CPs are going to be just as addicting to me!
Oh yeah, what kind of lighting is best? We use full spectrum lighting....Philips TL90 bulbs for my regular plants plus they get indirect lighting from the window which is a standard size window. So would that lighting be enough if I use 2 bulbs?
Well, I think I am all out of questions. Thanks in advance and I look forward to meeting you all!