Originally Posted by Territoons
Wow! 13? I'm impressed! You are SMART! My 11 year old is embarrassed. She says "How awkward!"
Ummm..I'm leaning toward Betta, but I will decide after I see how big of a tank I'm going to get.
How about sand/gravel. I think I want white (or off white) sand...what is good for growing plants? Simple plants? I'm not going to do anything special....
Lol thanks! My sister is 11. She's learning fast as well lol. (and partially unwillingly) bettas are cool. A female would probably be better then a male if you do decide on a betta. Shorter fins and they're less aggressive.
for substrate, sand is nice. Look into pool filter sand. You can get 50lbs for like, 5 bucks.
go with about 3 inches of sand and you'll be able to grow lots of plants. Anarchis, anubias, java fern, and java moss are all really good low light plants
you'll also need a gravel vac (if you don't already have one) for sand, as waste sits on top. Just put a pantyhose over the intake so it doesn't suck up your sand