Originally Posted by jmpgop
Where should I buy plants for a tank I want to lightly plant? I will have a pictus (eventually a few) and be using only Excel and Halo Glo lighting system. (No CO2
Also - should I QT a pictus I am getting from a friend? She did just tell me that one of her rainbows died
BUT I don't think she keeps track of her water parameters at all.
I get my plants from Alpha Pro Breeders. They don't have a large selection, but their prices are competitive and have very good shipping methods.
Ask your friend about her tank management, water changes and such and inspect the fish. If it looks well fed, good color and good skin, then it should be fine. If it looks unhealthy, then I'd pass on it.
I use a little standard aquarium salt in my tanks and I think that keeps fish healthy.
Just a thought.