Monkeymagic- yeah I'm not 100% fan of it but I'd rather it be that then an empty space really. My ottos really like hiding in it when I do water changes. I'm looking for some cheap slate to put there.
I can't remember the price but here's the stuff and rough prices:
Pea gravel £10
Top gravel (broken up slate) £10
All the bog wood is from old tanks but altogether around £30
Plants I'm not sure again some of them are from my mums tank maybe £20?
The back of it is what you use when your setting up a pond. It's that black stuff that gets really hit if you keep it in the sun. I got one that was a little bigger then I need. £5
But it keeps the heat in and all the unbeaten fish food sticks to it so the ottos love it.
The pile of slate next to the pots was from a much bigger piece. That was £5
Pots were £1 each. And that all I remember lol
This is the tank now, it might look a little browner that's from the bogwood, peat pellets and a little tetra black water.