My tank is 16 inches tall. i do have gravel in there,from petco,the petco brand, i have mentioned the fake plants and some drifwood i have allready in the tank,its allready set up with a betta living in it but im not happy with how it looks and wanted to set it up to look better.
i have no problems starting over from scratch,i can take out all of the gravel and add a sand or soil based substrate,can anyone advise which one to get,should i get play sand from home depot,or should i get a bag of dirt,i really have no idea..
is it a good idea to take out my gravel now and completely replace it? my tanks only 4 weeks oldand wen i last had my water tested over a week ago it wasnt cycled so i probly wont be losing any good bacteria if i take stuff out now.
i guess i need to know what soil should i get, what plant food / fertilisers / plant care stuff do i need to buy to keep my plants alive and what plants should i get, i would love some grass on the bottom of the tank and some nice moss and plants growing off dritwood in various levels in the tank and some nice floating stuff..
id love any advice on this set up please,i allready read old fish ladys post and i found it very informative
she mentioned using organic type potting soil, im not sure where to get this,or what brand to get.
she also listed a bunch of plants that are needed, there is like 15 or 20 in the list,i am a complete beginner with plants and no idea what ones from the list i would need to get,, no ideamalso if plant food is needed or if i need to buy anything to give to the plants to help them grow