Its been 3 days since the tank was set up. Time for an update. 🙂
I bought HC from 2 sources. Te HC which I used for all of the substrate was purchased from Pasir Ris Farm, and grown emersed. The second source of HC was from a Local Fish Shop (LFS) called Colourful, opposite Thomson Medical Centre. I bought some HC on two coconut husks as a fail-safe, in case the HC on the lawn started dying on me. The HC on coconut husks were supposedly submerged for some time already, and should not have to undergo any acclimatisation.
So, I was quite surprised to see some of the HC on the coconut husks “melting”, while the HC on the substrate all look extremely green and healthy! Wow! Better dun say so fast. Have to give the HC on the substrate more time in the water.