OK....I'll admit that the Buddha statue turned out better than I had thought it would
The white stones around the statue really help, and I'm interested in seeing what you decide to go with in terms of plant selection.
Nice job buddy!
I'll use long java ferns, mosses on the rocks, there's already a bit of moss on them from nature, when aquarium is full they will show more, then some long leafy plants around that Buddha, sorta like in my other tanks ive used. The good new is that Tanganyikan cichlids don't munch on plants, at least haven't yet seen any plant destruction from these fish. Big beautiful fish that dont destroys plants and barely dig, awwww wonderful!
Glad you like the Buddha, it did turn out better, i simply went to home-Sense(winners) 29.99, -5 $ cuz i hustled them said it was cracked sorta, bingo went home n check out what ive found today. The sand is black aragonite sand from caribsea http://www.petco.com/product/121752/...um-Gravel.aspx
That ive pre-washed cuz it was salt water bacteria infused. Its a perfect color to go with my frontosa, which will bring out the blue of their fins
Now Im soaking the supra nice rooted pieces of driftwood in the original Frankenstein, and tomorrow I'm filling up this tank. So will be much fuller already, sea shells, driftwood, plants, its gonna b pretty as f.