Hey guys, still researching a ton about planted tanks. But I need a little advice...I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this thread though. Anyways, I currently have a 10 gallon, some sand substrate, anacharis, and some sort of water grass. I'm pretty much just asking for the basics. I'm on a REALLY low budget, being 13 and all. So keep that in mind. Now to start...will sand suffice? I know it's not much...but, how much would the real stuff cost? I have no what would work. I'm probably not going to add ferts, I will go with DIY Co2 in a 2 liter bottle though. I also have no Idea what my lights are, it just says 15 watts. But it's the blueish light that hurts your eyes. It was bought as a kit, but cost 20 dollars more because of the better looking lights. Now about the plants...what would go good with what I just explained? But then it has to be available through Petsmart/Petco. Maybe Walmart. My parents hate ordering stuff online, thinking their gonna get their credit card # stolen. :icon_roll I'm also getting around 2 dozen cherry shrimp in the mail sometime on next Thursday. Remind me if I left anything out.