Originally Posted by SinCrisis
Sand was a great choice, it looks great!
In your original picture (before changing to sand), the plant in your mid-ground on the left side of the picture is not a true aquatic. If you replaced it in your new setup, be careful to take it out when it starts to rot. It also looks like you have mondo grass in-between the tiki men? If that was labeled mondo grass or kyoto when you bought it, it is also not true aquatic and will melt and rot.
Yeah I was a tube plant sucker at petco :(. I pulled them out and put them in a pot lol. Top fin should be slapped for selling these as "aquatic plants" I cant really blame the chain stores for selling them its not like they created the false advertising.
Yes this is mondo grass. I havent pulled it yet because I love the way it looks and so far hasn't started to die. But I will be looking for something else to replace it with.
The only live plant I was able to buy locally was at petsmart and its the new ones you see I cant remember the name. There seems to be no variety at any local places.