Anubias and Java Fern Require no maintanence to grow. Just tie them on something that's it. Looks better than tacky plastic plants and there isn't much of a risk of fish shredding their fins on them.
Also gonna back up the bog wood.
And gonna add a touch of "You could get rid of that no fishing octopus"
Oh, and just to show how much you don't need to care about anubias and java fern, I've got a 24 inch deep tank with crappy LED lighting, it gives off 1/4th the light of a standard bulb.
The java ferns are having java fern babies, and the anubias are growing like weeds. I don't add fertilizer of CO2 or anything like that. Just do the normal thing. Turn lights on, feed fish, watch fish. Go do something else for a while. Rinse repeat.
I didn't want the fake reef, or the octopus. But my medelling girlfriend wants it to match the purple 'feature wall' and our accessories in the living room. Sigh, if she had her way it would have purple gravel too I compromised on that octopus and the reef to save my ears. I can't have anything without her stickin her beak in!
OK master plan. NEW TANK!! I may use this tank for live bearers and start from scratch. Can anybody recommend a good tank! Should I start a new thread?!?!