The plants i'm certain l plan to put are anubias barteri 'petite' and lace java fern so if anybody has some i'd be willing to buy them off of you just send me a pm. Anyways, l went shopping BIG TIME at home depot and to my Lfs aquatek and picked out some nice pieces of manzanita along with some mexican beach pebbles and the selection was awesome! l got a wide variety of sizes. l decided l was gonna go with some caribsea rio grande as a first layer to deliver oxygen to the plant roots since sand tends to compact over time, then add ada soil ll caped with ada nile sand. Then l stopped by at home depot and picked up the best 2ft X4Ft pine panel (basically a 3/4 piece of plywood but 10x better quality and sanded. since i'm current stand only measures 16' l was gonna cut the piece of pine 18 wide which is the width of the 48g so it would better accomodate and support the entire tank. l also bought a ada knock off mat for 6$ for those of you who are curious and would want to check it out next time you visit HD it's called "Con-Tact brand Grip Superior liner" and l found it in the window section if i remember correctly. By the way it's non adhesive/washable/ and durable from what it said on the sticker. Here are some pictures enjoy!
lace java moss:
still deciding on this fern and blyxa japonica
Anubias barteri 'Petite' for sure! how can you say no to that?
So far those are the plants for now l will update when l decide on the rest.. here are the pictures for the substrate and other hardscape materials:
mexican beach pebbles:
pics of manzanita branches:
pics of my 40g before l tear it down i'm gonna really miss this tank. lt's been up and running for almost a year. One of my best successful tanks that i've gone through alot of problems with algae, bga, gda, black brush algae, green string algae and etc... and won em all without tearing the tank down.