I found two crypt plants (Cryptocryne Parva) at petsmart, they are in lil plastic planter pots with roots growing out the bottom. They are about 3 inches tall atm, I plan to put one in each side divide of my tank and then the large piece of wood in the middle (it has many caves and I'll probably attach my java ferns to it).
Should I remove the crypt plants from their plastic containers or just put them directly in the substrate (the roots are growing out the bottom of the plastic thing.
Also I am soaking the wood for 24 hours and I hosed it off pretty good.
I was going to take the wood back to the tropical store after a cockroach crawled out of one of the holes in it and escaped my screaming sister and my stomping attempts at killing it. (its probably under my bed, or in the suitcase next to the bed by now.) I know cockroaches spread some bad diseases so I am skiddish about putting it in with my tank til its been thoroughly soaked/rinsed/soaked/rinsed/and maybe some vinegar.
Edit: Well apparently the cryptocoryne parva grows really slow, and doesn't get very tall. I was kind of hoping to use it as a tall grassy piece to put against the divider... So it might end up in a corner foreground, and I'll get some fake grass to obstruct the view of the dividers til I come up with something else.