Your one and only undead reporting for duties so dastardly only the brave dare imagine. Breaking away from the main stream and embracing the ways of experimentalism!
My goal is to turn an old 55 gallon aquarium bound for the junkyard into one of the most awesome-eyecatching-breathtaking-thoughtprovoking-inspiring aquascapes to ever be created in the history of natural aquarium design. That's right, I said it!
I'm tearing through article after article and rapidly gaining knowledge in areas of both fish care and aquatic plant care. Even so, I realize that there is so much more to be learned by talking to others who are wise in the ways of just these things. So I beseech you, fellow fish enthusiasts, share your knowledge with me and aid in my endeavor to create the ultimate in aquarium goodness.
The very first subject that I would like to hear some input on is substrate. I intend to have a heavily planted tank by the time all is said and done so I want to put down something that will work well for the fish(I'd like to make this a big betta sorority tank) and the plants. Suggestions on what I should use?
) article is very informative on setting up an aquarium just for plants but would using pumice, soil, and cosmetic sand as suggested there work for a tank that will have fish?