Superman said:Many see the finished articles which quote that they run 10 hours of light, but they forget to realise at the start that would of been much lower until the aquarium balance is established.
This is an invaluable piece of advice for a newbie, cheers! I am starting with 6 hours a day in two three-hour periods and will take it from there.
The plants finally arrived after 4 days in transit due to the postal strike. Some of the plants are in poor shape and won't survive, but most of them hopefully will, especially the Cabomba, Vallisneria, Wisteria and Java moss which are looking good considering the ordeal they went through.
I inserted the root tabs and have commenced dosing TPN+ at half the standard dose, as recommended.