So I've had about every possible betta set up, tank size, live plants etc, except sand! I absolutely LOVE the way it looks but am scared it is going to be a cloudy hassle. So I was hoping all of you lovely people could give me some tips, step by step, how to make an awesome sand tank, using live plants. At this point I'm looking into a 10 gallon, split for 2 boys. Assuming I would need 10 lbs, wash it well, and when pouring in water just pour onto a plate or something to prevent kicking up all the sand? Also how do you use a filter? I did play sand in a 10 gal a few years ago and it destroyed my HOB filter
so hoping to prevent that this time. Also water changes just use a gravel vac over the top? Then occasionally stir up the sand to prevent gas desposits? I feel like I kind of know what to do, but don't want a destroyed filter or a cloudy tank. Thanks in advance!