Thanks for the suggestion Steakman. Is this filter quiet? I have not used any of the filters I mentioned. I want a quiet one. Money is also behind the options I mentioned. I have a big enough order to get free shipping if I order the substrate from there. Cannot find black substrate anywhere in my area.
I love the aquaclear 40 I have Somewhatshocked but I was trying to keep the price low. If it is on sale when I place my order, I will get the aquaclear. I do not want to spend a ton of money on this little tank because I have spent so much on my 29 gallon. So far I have one 29g, two 10g, and one 5g tank. I keep spending more and more on tanks and plants. LOL I need to draw the line somewhere. I still need to get plants for the 5g. I want to try some kind of carpet plant, a T5HO light, and some other new moss or plants. I am thinking crystalwort for the floating/moss plant. I already have tried duckweed, water lettuce, and christmas moss. I am thinking of Downoi also because I like the look of it. If I do a forrest look though, I do not know if those plants will work. Suggestion for small plants that will fit the tank would be appreciated.