Adding Driftwood to freshwater
Tank. I am considering adding driftwood that I collect from along side of the Tennessee Riverbanks to my freshwater
tank. I realize that there are some biological changes that need to take place before putting this wood in my tank - or should I even attempt this? Can someone educate me on what measures I need to take to prep this driftwood before introducing it to my community tank.
Adding Live Plants - I prefer plants that won't require Co2 injections or more than my regular hood light. Any suggestions? I know my Gourami will graze on vegetation so I would like fast growing and hardy plants. I also need to know what I should do to insure that I don't introduce disease or pests in my tanks with my plants when I get them. Any special washing or quarantine measures I need to take?
Also until I can get some fast growing planted vegatation in my tank, what is the best food combination to give my Pink Kissing Gourami? I've read Zuchinni, Romaine Lettuce, Cucumber Slices....all blanched for ten seconds before feeding. But how much? Do I just lay a leaf in there?
36 g bow-front
black medium small smooth gravel
background live plants
foreground - couple live plants
(Hope to eventually be 100% live planted)
1 Kissing Gourami
2 adult female Guppies
1 adult Male Guppy
1 Adult Male Fancy Guppy/Endler
1 Tiger Barb or otocat (not really sure...new at this) Fast little striped fat catfish
4 Adolescent Guppies - 2 females, one male
2 Male Adult Mollies (one white, one dalmation)
1 Black Female Molly
Water - Hard - Limestone County Alabama...what can I do?
Any advice would be much appreciated.