This is my thought and question log, as I start a new project I am open to suggestions, and welcome input on how to improve my plans I am starting with a 38gallon bow front The goldfish return to their pond next time I visit my dad, and I am free to begin buying plants and decorations without having them eaten I know that the slate rock has to go...my male tore his fins on it when it was in my community tank. Probably the big ones too, I will check them I am thinking of using a piece of spider wood in the place on the rock My plan is to use plants in vases to create surface cover....maybe wisteria??definitely some "potted" swords I want Anubis to tie to the wood I have a log segment, which has a cave in back(Got it for the bn pleco) and a coconut hut already in there Was thinking about making a cave from plastic canvas and threading java moss through it? I will get the girls when I see a tank full of them in big Als...I have never had bad stock from them and they have a good return/swap policy if a fish doesn't work out for you Do I still need to qt them separately if they are from the same tank? Here's what I did with my male tank, but I think it's too open for females? This is my "potting " idea, though I plan for various sizes of vases, not a 7oz glass-this plant is awaiting dirt For filtration: Currently the tank has two 200gph filter units installed One I can turn down, but the aqueon quiet flow had to be pulled from the tank when the male Betta was in it due to the force of the water fall....will it be too much for girls? I was considering getting a sponge filter ready in the male tank, to add at the same time as the girls, and it will be rated to 40gallons. I also have an aqua clear 50 on a different tank .