08-02-2010, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GoneFishin
Yea I went freshwater, easier on the finances. got two plants to help things get going, only to find out that one is a sub-aquatic.. stupid waste of money.. pics to come, still can't find the camera
I hear you. When I was first thinking about doing Salt water, I was shocked at the initial cost. As it turns out, I have quite a load invested in my fresh water now too. One just has to learn to say "no" to the sales people. Which sub-aquatic plant did you end up with? Where did you get that from? Plants at Petsmart here are pretty inexpensive and I have had really good luck with mine.
You might consider looking for plants there. Also, I don't know which kind of plants you were looking for but I am thrilled with how nice and easy my Amazon Sword looks. So full and lush looking. I just added a few root tabs and 2 times a week I dump a cap full of Flourish comprehensive in the tank. Most of my plants look great.
I can't wait to see the tank. I have heard if you add enough plants right in the beginning you can almost skip the cycle process. I guess you should still start with a few hardy fish just to make sure.