Hi all... So, I received Philippine Fern from ebay, they ended up having brown spots that wont go away. I put the tank near the window and have the light on most the time, they started looking better but my whole tank turned into a green coating on every object. Ugh... Even after a while lots of the plant turned into that dark green color too, as if its molding on top of it with green algae stuff. This is my first time with plants. I decided to ditch that idea and grabbed the fern out of the tank and put it in a vase. It's for grabs if anyone wants it >_>
There's plant matter all over the tank- root looking things. After using Almond Leaves for quite some time as well, that plant matter got everywhere too and some pieces just constantly develop icky stuff on top. My tank is a mess ._.; Or I just dont know how to take care of plants, I always go for low light plants and things! My moss balls don't seem to cause a problem, but i'm not sure. I left them in there.
Anyways.... Are all plants this messy? Is DRIFTWOOD messy too? Am I doing something wrong :/
Would types of grasses cause any problems and are there any in particular that do? I'm really bothered about cleaning up after the plants, i'm much more into caring for my betta fish and have fun doing so- I just get angry at plants but want my tank to be cleaned nicely so I added them in... Lol!!!! Not a good idea so far... :(
#2) Anyways, I had a brilliant wonder theme idea going on in my head. I was thinking about dividing my tank into either: 4, 3, or 2. But I didn't like the fact my fish had less room to swim if it meant getting another betta. So, my idea is to split only the gravel substrate bottoms and have a theme tank my fish can swim into all of the themes!
How would I go about this? I don't trust that getting the normal divider will work well because i'd have to saw or give a rough edge to the plastic pieces which wont look well and may harm my fish. Also the net may not support itself too well, i'm not sure. What types of plastic or materials will work for this idea :)
My tank is a 10 gallon tank.