thank you! yes, it's regular petco brand aquarium sand, though it looks a shade lighter in the pictures than it usually does because of the LEDs. i've been trying to keep the look natural while i learn how to grow these plants. i'd like to switch the black river rocks out with something shiny and striking like hematite, but i'm going to have to figure out what's safe for the water (i have a suspicion that it might leech being a mineral).
yeah it might, but i'm going to wait and see. i read a bunch of reviews on this specific tank that seemed to say they were growing plants fine under the light, and i picked out low-light plants & keep it in one of the sunniest spots in the house. we'll have to see. i've had them all for at least a week and a half and nothing's dramatically died yet at least so fingers crossed.
Weirdest place I have ever seen a betta make a nest.
Found some eggs floating on the surface this morning and when they vanished I thought nothing of it. Until I saw these and what I think is my male guarding them. Either that or it is the female eyeing them off to have a snack.