I got live plants :) Java fern, some tall grass like plant, and floating plants. I have the plants spaced out enough I can get around them, and if anything I think sand is better than gravel for plants... But I may be wrong! Get the hardy plants. And if you do not have UV lighting, I suggest just getting one... It really makes the tank look better, your females color up more, and the plants are a lot healthier and grow very nicely. Even then there are plants hardy enough that do not need very much lighting :)
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
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