I already asked this, but I'm more serious about doing it now than before.
Going to use play sand I think.
But I have a few questions I need help with...
The lighting fixture can only have up to 17w. Is it possible to get away with this low of lighting watts? And the bulb length is only 18" or so... (I just looked back at the old thread and apparently it is)
Anyways as you can see in the old thread,
the lighting is fixed in the center-front and the background will barely get any lighting.
My PH is going to be around 80 and very hard water. (I forget the exact KH and GH but if needed I can go test...)
Also it is in a room by a glass door to outside. The door is covered with a somewhat seethrough curtain. (idk the word... the one between clear and opaque?) and 3 small windows at the top... so I think the room gets quite some light from outside. This presents the problem with the glass getting lots of algae on it. This makes me worry that if I put some low light plants inside the fish tank (like anubias which grows slow) algae will completely over run the tank. Does it ruin my chances of planting it? or can I still manage to plant it?
So I didn't know if I should bump my old thread or not, but I was looking to see if anyone had any suggestions for my particular fish tank? Plants and whatnot?