Does anyone change their aquascape for the seasons?
I get almost all my plants from Amazon.
The extra large are Vibran-Sea and I use air hose suction cups on some of the branches to keep them up b/c they are floppy, as the reviews at Amazon state.
The annemonie/ corals are Vitality. They smell funny but I treat them with super hot running water, then add some just boiled water, let them cool and put them in the frig for 1-2 days. Then, repeat. The smell never completely goes away, but it's not bad after treatment advised by manufacturer. They are silicone and safe.
The large plants are either Hagen Marina Naturals or Vibran-Sea.
B4 I put anything new in the tank, I spray it with the kitchen hose and dip it in just boiled but slightly cooled water. Keep it upside down, held by big tongs until cooled. Then, I blot it dry with a paper towel.
When removing & storing the faux, I dip them in just boiled water, then blast them with the kitchen sink hose. Then dry them upside down. When totally dry (a week) I bag them for later use.
Having extra faux is great b/c when you get algae. You just remove, & replace. Then, clean the algae ones when time permits.
I think the fish like it when they get a few new plants. They explore and find new hiding spots.
The real plants are either hygro or java fern.
(Friend of Bill W., One day at a time)