i have been lurking around your threads gathering information for a new setup im planning but i still have some questions left unanswered so i was thinking you guys can help
long story short...i have made many mistakes while keeping fish, mostly overstocking and overfeeding out of ignorance but i wanna make things right this time.
Im planning to make a low tech riparium style tank
This 8 gal acrylic tank
two internal filters (the type that come with a flute like thing to attach) that are fully cycled running in a spare 'too small' tank
This plant im going to plant it emersed, but i have no freaking idea what kind of plant it is
A three gal temporary home with all the plants, some driftwood and the current occupants, a nameless betta and a lonely shrimp that is living on the filter area (i have no idea how it got there)
im planning to use soil as substrate and small gravel on top of it besides getting one or two more plants to grow emersed besides the mystery one. also i will buy more shrimp.
here is what i still have no idea how to deal with:
how do i hang the emersed plants? (gotta be diy, im on a budget) what do i use as substrate for the planters?
also, the driftwood has some weird stuff on top, idk if it is rotting too fast to be good
it is sorta fuzzy and white on top of the wood...i scrubbed it 2 days ago so im guessing it should be gone...is it bad? will shrimp eat that?
thanks in advance!