First time poster, long time reader. I love this site it has helped me save a few fish!
So, I am about to move to a new place and I decided that I would like to go bare bottom in my 60 gallon and I have a few questions. I have tried to grow plants to no success in my tank with stock lighting that is only 30 watts. However I noticed recently that I am growing plenty of green algae, so I'm wondering perhaps if I added an LED system to it maybe it would help? Or just go LED all together? I was thinking about something like this.
I have experience growing plants in a 10 gallon tropical tank, that is getting 2 watts/gallon, my amazon sword is growing out of the top! So I am familiar with growing in a low-tech setup, I was only intending to plant something like swords, crypts, etc. in my 60 gal. since these are goldfish we're talking about!!!
My second question is how has going bare bottom worked out for some of you guys? And with potted plants what kind of pots did you use? Will normal ones from places like Lowes work?
Thanks a bunch I look forward to hearing your replies!!