I have had the fish tank for around 2 weeks by now, it's a 10 gallon, still cycling and with the fish.
The plants I initially got didn't seem to like it too much in there and one by one - as they changed color and started rotting - they were removed.
At the fish market they told me that the more porous the gravel is, the better chance there is the plants will actually root.
I got new gravel and am planning to introduce it in addition to the gravel I already have.
I also got some new plants and rinsed them in purified (not tap) water.
However, I am afraid of putting them into the tank since I am not sure if its possible to introduce new harmful bacteria this way.
Should it be done, and if so - how?