Firstly, if this isn't in the appropriate section, I apologize. :3
Secondly, I have a couple questions concerning planted freshwater tanks.
For starters I have two Bettas, Ozwald and Felix. They both have their own 1.5g tetra cube. Both tanks are heated (77-80*F), have pretty decent lighting and have a small Whisper filter that was included with the tanks but I don't have either set up.
My questions are:
1.) Do I need to set up the filters? I figured since the tanks are small that I wouldn't need to.
2.) Right now I don't have any special substrate for the plants, just plain gravel (which has been cleaned thoroughly), so would I have to have something such as Eco-Complete Substrate, Flourite, or Laterite? I've heard of some people being successful without those. I will note that I also have a plant fertilizer as well as liquid feed.
3.) Would it be okay to plant my tanks this evening and then placing my boys back in them (if their water levels were in range)?
Also, both tanks would be fairly "heavily" planted. Not too dense, but not very scarce either. :3
Also, feel free to add any comments or questions you have for me. I would really not like to waste a ton of money on more plants or accidentally harming either of my boys.