so right now i got me my CT, 3 pepper cories, and a gold clam. I'm gonna get 3 more cories so the cories can all chill together.
i'm torn between cherry barbs or neon tetras for a mid level filler
and im *****ing tired of cleaning algae...i had no idea it can grown on my java fern o.o
i need ideas, otos seem to be frail at adjusting, other fish are too big, shrimp get eaten, snails are inneficient and poop a lot..... /sigh
as for plants im using gravel and have a long fluorescent light that came with the hood. kinda blueish light, dunno specifics. have java ferns and a mangled up marimo ball. gonna get more balls. theyre cool. looking for carpet-like or platform-forming plants that dont need substrate, and are okay with the light i got. i dont use any fertilisers atm but if theyre cheap i can look into it.
any tips for cheap decorations? like how to collect and treat rocks and driftwood kinda thing, i saw one tank with empty glass liquor bottles...might try that too ehehehe