Best Substrate for Low tech/light tank?
I just got a 50 gallon (they say) tank from Freecycle. Seems to hold water, so I am planning on starting my first planted tank.
Since I am new to this, I am trying to mostly do the most basic but also a very practical set up. There are a lot of options,so I am getting confused as to which will work for me.
I want a natural looking substrate- something that sort of mimics river stones/gravel (maybe a little darker than the average river stone gravel to bring out the colorof the fish...)
What would you reccommend as something that will look nice, be good for low light plants growth, and not kill my wallet?
Tell me what you like or dislike and why!