I had a similar situation. I've been keeping fish for years and NOW my wife wants an Elephant nose. I told her my substrate was too sharp for it and would
Plastic plants are a bummer once you find out how to care for plants along with fish the hobby becomes alot funner. What size tank are you looking
Today my idiot little brother wanted to buy some Julii cories. I told him that our substrate was too sharp and big, and that we don't even have test kits
Here is an alternative.... http://www.aquariumplants.com/Profes...s_p/pr1325.htm. Kind of pricey.
I have made my own like
CryptHudoroi $20 each buy 5 or more $15 around 10 available. They are superhealthy long root systems have been growing for about 2yrs untouched about