So I have decided to create a 10 gal planted tank! I am super excited it is going to be for my next betta so i decided to make him/her really happy. I had a 29 gallon tank with tropical fish at one time and had some live plants but they made a huge mess and died anyways i have since sold that tank but would like a try at some live plants again advice on what kinds of plants would be nice and if anyone has a few live plants they would like to get rid of you could mail them to me to... if your feeling nice... anyways a few questions.
I have realy nice sand where i live so can i use sand? how should i get it ready for the tank?
What plants grow well in low light and with little to no maintenance? I want eventually to have really pretty plants with flowers even if they require lots of care but i want to start simple.
What temp should I keep my planted tank at?
Should i have a filter in my tank?
Thanks for your help and all other tips and helpful advice would be awesome!