Thank you. You have been so helpful! I think I'm gonna take a trip to my LPS and PetSmart tomorrow to pick up some plants and hopefully have these tanks set up by tomorrow night. :)
Originally Posted by PewPewPew
Unless theyre a root plant (like swords), I usually just put liquid fertilizers in there and have my lights (CFL 6500K) and everything's happy :)
That's actually a 5 gallon!
All of the plants in this: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=67565
are good for smaller tanks, so long as theyre pruned. If you can get stem plants to grow a lot, you can even sell them or give them away, which is what I did.
The only one that might be meh in a smaller tank would be the amazon sword, which can get HUGE (tank-busters), but if you have bigger sized tanks to transfer, theyre nice.
Also, banana plants are hysterical and stupidly cute. Theyre cheap, too! (which is never a bad thing ;D )
Even then, sometimes bad stuff can happen... Trust me o__o
I would just soak in hot/warm water (so long as theyre natural) for a day or two if you have concerns, and for non-natural gravel (or even so), rinse in lukewarm water over and over and over and ovverrrrr and itll yield great results. Do until the water runs clear!
OKay. I think i'll just stick with the natural colored rocks I already have rinsed and ready to use.
I will be adding a java moss ball into each tank (found out that they are 5g instead of 2.5gs)
Adding a Dwarf Anubias into each tank
and possible drift wood
adding other plants too..just havent decided on the types yet....