What do you want? Red plants need co2 and a lot of light (not as hard as it sounds, just a little pricier). Carpeting plants are pretty much the same way.That sounds cool, if I did that what kind of plants should I get?
Not with a high tech. You need more nutrients in the substrate. Fluval stratum is one of the best plant substrates out there. Co2 isn't too bad if you buy a fluval kit. I bought a 5lb canister for $60 and a regulator for another $60. The canister costed $10 to fill, and the other miscellaneous were about $30. Lighting is a decent amount, about the most expensive thing, but it's worth it.If I did do a high tech setup, roughly how much would the co2 and lighting cost?
I am going to be using black diamond blasting sand for the substrate.
Here's some other miscellaneous items you may want to look at. I use all of them on my planted tank.I ordered most of the materials for the tank today. Everything except the light.