Originally Posted by aokashi
ok :) for gravel based tanks I like to set up the tank first woth water. take your time deciding on where you want everything to go. it's much easier moving things around in gravel than in soil, that's for sure :)
you will want to plan out your tank so that the plants that grows taller (stem plants- are at the back. and the shorter ones at the front. best also, if the tallest plants are on the side with the small plants towards the center :)
play with the composition. if you have the resources, a large rock or drift wood can really bring the tank together.
Ah excellent! This seems a lot easier then I thought!
Originally Posted by paloverde
Just adding that java fern and anubias should not be planted ,you need to attach them to an object. Keep in mind that crypts hate to be re planted. Check out youtube i've seen some really good tutorials.You can also float the stem plants.
have fun with it.
That's fine with me! I got a fake driftwood in my tank right now, I'll go get another one to make it looks nicer :D
Also, when I get the plants, all I need to do is Rinse it and look for outsiders and then planted it correct?