Hey, guys. As always, thanks for your help thus far. Now I have another question.
Back when I used to have an aquarium, I just stuck to fake plants but now with my Betta, I'm avoiding that and going for real plants, primarily just because I really like plants and it's cool to have them in my aquarium.
Right now, I just have some kind of grass. One thing I am having a problem with is that if the plant gets much light, a bunch of algae grows on it. If the plant doesn't get light, obviously it dies. Any suggestions?
My second issue - I want to get a lot more plants but I'm having trouble figuring out how to coordinate the whole thing and still be able to use a gravel vaccuum. Doesn't the vaccuuming disrupt the gravel and uproot the plants? Do you just not vacuum around the plants? I recently took out all my gravel and replaced it with pebbles and marbles and the like. I am keeping one of my plants in a glass candle votive filled with gravel (potted, basically) and the other one I just ancored down with some rocks. But, I think if I really want to get a lot more plants (I do) I'm going to want to just go back to gravel. But, with that, I want to keep my gravel REALLy clean. How can I do that but keep my plants from being uprooted each time I vacuum?
Basically, I just want plant tips in general.
And, has anybody ever used those little bulbs they sell at, like, walmart and stuff? Any luck?