I recently purchased a new tank because one of mine cracked (my dad tried to pick up the full 5.5g and it cracked) I bought a larger tank and combined the two i had into one. it is working out very nicely.
Now I have an empty 10g and I'm itching to fill it. I'd like to try a NPT and have been researching them for a while now.
I have some potting soil that I planed to use and I want to use gravel over top instead of sand. I read that it's better for waste decomposition.
Plant wise, I want to order from plantedaquariumscentral.com because the selection in my area is... not ideal. I was thinking about getting the following:
1 Eleocharis parvula, Dwarf Hair grass, foreground plant
2 FLAME MOSS, Taxiphyllum sp.
1 HEMIANTHUS MICRANTHEMOIDES, Baby Tears, Pearl grass, 15 stems
1 Wisteria, HYGROPHILA DIFFORMIS , spectacular plant
As well as some Sword plants and a Java fern
My questions are:
Is this enough to start for a 10g?
What lighting should I use?
Are there any plants that I should add or remove from my list?
Also I have a piece of grapevine that I would like to use. I bought it at the pet store in the reptile section. Would it be okay (for a betta) if I boil it and dry it out a few times?
Thanks in advance for your help!