New guy needs advice -- Finnex 4G
Ello everyone. Thanks for the forum. I've been out of aquariums for years now and previously only kept large, unplanted rockscapes for Malawi Peacocks and Haps. Never kept live plants, and never touched a piece of driftwood.
I've since found myself on the opposite end of the spectrum. I ordered a Finnex 4G w/ filter and the bigger 36 RBG LED light from Ebay ( I know, not a planters choice but I'm going for aesthetics ) and am needing some advice from the experts. This is going to be a Betta tank, so I will be keeping the filter it came with -- pathetic flow rate and all. I'd love to use a Zoomed 501 but I think the flow will probably be too much in the Finnex unless someone can correct me.
Number one. Is it worth the effort, with this light, to plant anything at all? I'm thinking java and/or christmas moss, some java ferns, maybe some anubias nanas petite and a few very small marimo balls. I don't know if I have enough light for that even. Another problem is driftwood. We don't have a LFS, so, I have no idea where to buy driftwood or decorative rock appropriate for this tank. My old staple was holey texas limestone, but I could go to the landscape store down the street and get that. Probably not so great for my current setup. Also, with no LFS, all of my plants will have to be mail order. What is a good source? I'd love to find some very small pieces of pre-planted driftwood, but just have no idea where to look. Aquabid was no help.
Hope I have provided enough information.