Very true. But getting started is also fun! At least for now I can focus on combating the algae in my 38 gallon.
I couldnt help but notice that you said that there are gophers in your area. Idk if it works for gophers or not but i once had a sewer rat problem in
Are you adding Flourish Excel to your tank? That would explain the Val die-off
Good luck with that. Aqueon LED fixtures are not known for having high PAR ratings. Hopefully, it'll be enough to feed your low light plants.
Thanks very much to all who replied. After more research, I decided on the Aqueon LED Aquarium Light with an added Colormax strip. A nearby aquarium store