Ok, so maybe it's not as dire as a catastrophe, but I liked the alliteration. Anywho, decided I wanted to plant my 5gal Fluval Spec V. Went to the local Big Al's and after much humming and hawing and talking with an employee I picked out a cabomba. I'm trying to emulate Japanese landscape in my tank, so the bamboo-like stems were perfect for what I wanted and I loved the shape of the leaves/needles. The label on the tank said 'Easy' and when I asked the employee about needing planting substrate or plant food, how much light it needed, etc. he just said I didn't need to worry about it too much, the plant would take care of itself. Needless to say I had to pull the plant out of my betta's tank because it had begun to rot and hadn't taken root at all. My moss balls are still alright, so that's a blessing, but I don't want to give up on having a cabomba in my tank at all. Any suggestions on prepping my tank for another go at this lovely plant?