Originally Posted by animallover4lyfe
She already said no gravel up there :) she can still have potted plants even with no gravel like i had
Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
When I spawn in the house-I use 5-10gal-NPT's-soil substrate with sand cap-very heavy planted...
I have never had issues with the male not being able to find the eggs or fry by having substrate, however, too large gravel the eggs/fry can get trapped
If you want to go barebottom-as MrV posted....cram it full of plants....
A planted tank means that the plants are planted into some kind of substrate, be it gravel or sand.
I was asking Sena what she was asking for. A planted tank, or just a tank crammed with plants, there's a difference. :) I wasn't sure if she was asking for either so I had to make sure.
I was just saying that bare-bottom is the easies, as you can siphon out the little poo particles more easily than a planted tank.