I apologise in advance for the essay, but I have a lot of questions...
I have a 20 Gal tank already set up divided between two bettas (one male and one female). I wanted to turn it into a NPT and i was wondering how i could go about that?
Currently the tank has a mixture of live and silk plants. Live: two anubias on driftwood, four floating moss balls (widow moss i think) a tall driftwood with more moss attached and a hairgrass plant. Six or so silk (i don't think that matters too much, but whatever). The bottom has pebbles. The dimensions are 60cm long, 30cm deep and 40cm tall (or 24 x 12 x 16 inches) roughly.
I was wondering,
What substrates would you recommend?
What kind of plants could i put in that would be easy to keep alive and be good in a NPT?
Would banana lilies be possible and any advice if they are? I love the way they look
And amazon sword advice? good, bad, difficulty, needs?
What other fish/snail/shrimp would i need? To churn the soil?
How should i go about switching the bettas from the old tank setup to the new? how long do I have to/should I wait? etc...
And ANY advice on any part, no matter how little, is appreciated! I want to make sure I do it right because I love my fishes <3