I'm wanting to put live plants in my tank, but I wanna do it right and try not to waste too much money on plants just to have them die because I forgot something.
I am a complete newbie when it comes to this. I just want something simple and nice looking to help green up my tank. Any information will be greatly appreciated. :)
So, here is what I have right now.
-6.6 gallon tank
-gravel for substrate(I know this needs to be changed, but I don't know what to. Sand, maybe?)
-Aqua Ace Bioplant FL15BW 15w light(is this enough or do I need to upgrade? If so, what to?)
-I also have 5 ghost shrimp and 2 snails. I don't think the shrimp will eat the plants, but I think the snails will. Any specific plants the snails will leave alone or should I find another tank to keep the snails in?
-How much money am I looking at spending here? I don't want to cut corners, but then again I don't want to spend a fortune on such a small tank. It would be a diff story if I had like a 20+ gallon tank.
And here is a picture of my tank right now.