Im using this Colony "stuff". And you are correct, I add it just before the first fish. I doubt it would die, just stay in suspension like in
It is all a matter of priorities. The tank itself was less expensive than our tv in the front room. Don't really watch it often enough to bother with.
if you keep the back ground dark it looks even nicer. Good luck
You guys have just proved that this hobby can get really expensive. I thought I was spending a ton of money! I guess this is what all hobbies are