New with Questions
Hey, put this in the low-tech forum but figured I might get more replies from the general forum. Thanks!
Hey everyone. New to the planted tank and planted tanks in general. I currently have a 30 gallon marine reef tank going and am looking into a little, cheap, low-maintenance side project. I have heard that a low-tech planted is the way to go, some I'm looking for advice as to how to set up what I'm looking for with minimal money, but look half-way decent. I really don't know much about this so I will just tell u what Im envisioning and I'm hoping you guys can guide me in the right direction and give some advice.
Basically this all started two years ago when I got a grow-a-frog kit (African clawed frog). Apparently they expected my 4" frog to live the entirety of its life in like a 1/4 gallon cube...
Well I was not going to stand for that, so I quickly went out and bought a cheap plastic 3 gallon kit. As he continues to grow I now want to upgrade again, but am looking for something more natural than bare bottom plastic tank with a plastic castle. That's when I got the idea to do a planted tank for my little frog.
I am envisioning something in the 10 gallon range that isn't gonna be more than $80 or so to set up. I am looking for the cheapest way to set up a halfway decent planted tank with my African clawed frog as the main inhabitant. I'm assuming I'll need low-light plants, and I know that mixing fish with African clawed frogs generally doesn't end well so it will likely just be the frog, plants, an maybe a mystery or apple snail if u guys think that'll work.
That's pretty much all I got right now. Looking for suggestions for care, equipment, plants, and any advice you can give a noob. Interested to hear what you guys have to say and will probably think of more questions later! Thanks.