I have one that is in the gravel but the rhizome isn't. I am talking to OFL about what plants I should get to do the NPT. I also may get a new filter because it sits over the water and not much light goes over there. Of will be something to get later on though. I may go to Petco to get this rotala they have, it looks so good with the pink.
Hmm. Does your Petsmart have plants? If so, you can get moneywort there. It's one of the bacopas, bacopa monnieri. It's a smaller-leaved version of bacopa carolinia. They also carry water wisteria (hygrophila difformis).
I think I heard that about Anubias but I've never been able to situate my Anubias high enough in the tank. I heard the flowers are really pretty. If it didn't have to be tied to a rock, it would be my favorite plant.
How many plants are you going to put in there and what kind? If they are fairly low maintenance plants like swords, Anubias, etc, then dirt is optional. If you are going to put the ludwigia in, it may need dirt. Or, in absence of dirt, weekly fertilizers.
Yeah, lava rocks are sharp. I put mine in my sorority since no one has long tails to get caught on it but I'm not sure I'd put one with a male betta.
He got them from the train tracks, I was thinking I would get some since there are train tracks right by my house. I want some for my 5 since I may redo it and trying to get Anubias to stay in the gravel is tough.
Should I dirt it? And if so use the gravel that is in it or sand?
Did they get them from an actual train track? Or buy them from a landscaping center? Hmm. If you get them from a train track, rinse really well in hot water. Try to get ones that don't look like they have oil or grease on them. Oh! And put a drop of Vinegar on one. If the vinegar bubbles, the rocks aren't aquarium safe.