The reason that I wanted to do sand is that I want to have some kuhlii loaches in there (they would appreciate the sand right), and it's really cheap! Also I like the look of it.
Okiemavis, I'll take your word on the anarobic pocket thing as you are obviously an expert at this.
I'll look for some bulbs with a higher K-rating, I couldn't seem to find some as when I looked (haven't actually bought the bulbs yet, so no harm done) I couldn't seem to find anything between 5,000 and 10,000K.
Oh, I have heard people talk about "guppy grass." Is this an easy plant to grow, and what is its actual name?
I really appreciate it everyone, as I'm still a newbie at this whole plant thing.