Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland. Canada
Thanks for the help iamntbatman I really appreciate all the advise. I didn't know if I should sand the wood for fear of left over dust when I put it in the tank but I think it should be ok with the splinters burried. I kinda just want the wood to look green and sorta soft, so if I waited for algae to build up on it, would it take long do you think?
I was reading on wet web media that most tropical plants can be slowly acclimatized to the salinty and I figure if I have them before I start adding salt then they should all be fine....... I hope! But would I be correct in adding plants from South East Asia as plants from his home region? From what I can find, they can be found in a fair bit of Asia. My goal is to make it look like a piece of his natural habitat (as crazy and obsessive as that makes me sound). And the plants are going to be cheap/free as I can trade in my over grown water sprite for them. I'm just assuming that fish would naturally like plants from "home" so to speak over something comepletely different. Also, the 3 I selected all have a wide range for ph, temp and hardness. Are there any other parameters or fish and plant compatibility issues that I'm not thinking of? Like should I worry about plants being poisonious to the fish? Sorry to ask so many questions, they just keep on coming.
1 Green Spotted Puffer
1 Female Black Sowrdtail
1 Albino Cory Cat
And 3 baby swords