I'm planning on getting some things today for my first ever planted tank! :D I'm super excited however I'm confused over a few things.
At the moment I've read the sticky about how to do a natural planted tank and I believe my shopping list looks like this: 1 ten gallon tank kit, new lights for said kit, 2 Bettas (This might happen a little later), Plants, Snail and shrimp? And a few hiding places/decorations.
With that I have a few questions about setting this up:
1. Are the "Hardscaping" things that OFL talks about things like "decorations"/hiding places?
2. How many of each plant do I need? I know the sticky says to make sure you have the right amount, but what is the right amount?
3. Is the snail(s)/shrimp necessary and if so how many should I get once again? and what kinds would be best to get?
4. Is there any other options than a naturally planted tank? Just wondering : D If so any guides to them?
Thank you guy so much! <3