I am looking into putting some plants in a 5.5 gallon tank with standard lighting and am wondering what are some hardy, low light plants? An employee from Petsmart told me when I got the tank/starter kit that I would be able to have plants with the light it came with but I would like a 2nd opinion. In the future I will be setting up a 10 gallon for a possible sorority and would love any advice on lighting and plant choice.
So do you use it in place of gravel? Does it need a cap? I confused me a bit in the sticky when it advised using potting soil with sand on top o.O is the substrate in place of the soil or can you just use that?
(Sorry for the questions, but thanks so much for answering...if you haven't guessed this will be my first tank with live plants, in the past I always used fake ones >.<)