I have finally decided to take the plunge into a planted tank...I've finally really narrowed down how I'd like my tank to look when it's all said and done. I've decided I want to go with some plants...not an insane amount, but a decent amount ( i adore you tanks byron)....I am going to be going with a couple dozen neon tetras, some corries and about 5-6 congo tetras as my center piece fish....i'm going to keep the gravel i have (white/tan), maybe slope it up towards the one side.....i think all that sounds pretty nice....whatta think??
Now my questions, before I just ask for any and all advice, I've done some research and let me see what y'all think of the following.....( i stole byrons plants...
--Two Amazon Sword Plants, probably across the back, as the look to grow quite big.... and would make a great back-scape...
--Echinodorus macrophyllus, maybe line 3 or 4 of these up across the front of the amazon sword plants
-- Echinodorus major in each front corners
I think I'll keep my huge sedimentary-looking rock in the middle of the tank and sorta form an arch around the rock.
I'm not sure how hard any of these plants to keep are...or what lighting requirements are for them. I also don't know if I need some sort of fertilizer under my current gravel.
I gotta get dinner goin for me and the wifey, but thats a start. Hopefully someone can give me some advice as to what I've chosen, or make corrections if absolutely none of that will work together haha...