05-01-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tropical Trav
I have added a picture of my tank to My Aquarium. I do not know how to put a picture in this thread. I believe I need more plants. This picture does not show the Water Sprite. Any help with placement to protect my fish would be great. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
That is a nice start. The three plants along the front are Java Fern. These should not be buried in the gravel, the rhizome (the thick "stem/root" from which the true roots and leaves grow) may rot if buried. It is best to attach these to rock or wood. I like to stick the rhizome into a crevice in a piece of wood, or you can use black cotton thread.
Some more wood would be good. I like Malaysian Driftwood, it has others names sometimes, it is very dark brown and heavy so it immediately sinks. Some pieces (all are different, being true wood) have tunnels and crevices which is good for many fish. The long pieces can be stood vertically to resemble tree trunks. Have a look at the photos of my tanks, this wood is in all of them. Petsmart usually carries this wood, and other stores.
And more floating plants, lots of floating plants.