new to planted tanks looking for advice
I have a 125 gallon tank that as of right now is filled with mid sized south american cichlids. I am getting tired of re ancoring artificial plants and spreading the sand from one corner of the tank to cover the bottom. Im pretty sure that I want to rehome what I have and start from scratch. Im thinking that after I get what I have rehomed ill take out about half of the sand and replace with flourite. I have some driftwood and a couple rocks that I can use. I really want to get a good "carpet" of something along with some taller plants maybe vals and some anubias and swords and such. Maybe some hornwort. My biggest problem is that I can't afford to buy all these plants. I am under the impression that most of these plants includig pygmy swords (my current choice for carpet) spread pretty readily. Im in flagstaff and there is almost nothing available locally. If anyone could help me toward a place where I can aquire some plants to get started with cheap or any tips on things that im not considering id sure appreciate it. The eventual fish list is a pair or trio or some kind of dwarf cichlids a large school of some kind of small tetras or danios a group of Otos and maybe some cory cats or small loaches.
Last edited by coolingeffect; 05-10-2011 at 12:26 AM.