Originally Posted by Friendlyfishies
I dont have the bettas yet, im going to cycle the tank first this time. I am using white sand (i know a lot of ppl vote for dark sand but I want to be able to clean the bottom with a turkey baster and would like to be able to see the debri) :) ...im looking at different plants, I have a low light and will probably line up some java fern along both sides of the divider...the place I ordered from last time send me some tall java ferns. I know what you mean, I can barely resist setting it up!
Sounds great! Personally, I am a fan of the lighter sand as well. I don't mind it when it gets a bit dirty, actually. My tanks are all fully planted with wood, so when it gets dirty it is usually from plant debris, and I actually really like the look of it. I have light and dark sand and I think the light looks more natural. I think it is going to look stunning in your tank!
Great choice on the java fern! One of the nicest plants because they are very hard to kill! (except the one time I went on vacation and the floating plants over grew like crazy and blocked all the light....yea I don't like to talk about that....haha). Your ferns will multiply like crazy, too! I am constantly finding new plants growing off the leaves of mine!
If I lived anywhere near you I would give you plants for free...I actually had to throw away a handful of them last week.
Please keep us updated! I am excited to see how this turns out!
What kind of bettas are you planning on getting?