08-05-2013, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by redchigh
If you want natural, I use dirt from my yard. About an inch, sloping up in the back to just under two, then capped with washed play sand. Plant the tank 'dry', spraying the plants with water every few minutes.
After they're planted, add a little more sand around the plants, then fill the tank by gently pouring water onto a plate or saucer.
Angelfish love grassy plants like vallisneria, and driftwood.
Nice! :) I never thought about just using regular dirt from the yard. I think I'd have to dig up my flower bed to make that work though, so I'll be using the stuff from the fish shop. However, I already have my play sand and drift wood ready to go! :) Thanks for the advice on plants that Angelfish like... I plan to make them my main fish in the tank anyway, so that will be great. I've got some very fine black gravel (not far off from sand) that I plan to use in some areas of the tank as well.
I had been planning to plant the tank mostly dry. I have my spray bottle ready and waiting. I'm really looking forward to getting this going. I appreciate all the info and advice. :)