After my disastrous experience with hydrogen peroxide, I use qt and alum, no problems with that combo.a good idea to avoid pests and outher things the plants might bring is let the new plants sit in a bucket of freshwater mixed with aquarium salt (not sea salt)it will kill most snails and all snail eggs then you can always just pick threw them to find the ones it didnt kill before adding them into youre display
but yes the pros do outweigh the cons by a long shot i love the natural look myself it just gives the tank that pop color and life
The thought of CO2 and fancy lighting scares me and causes me to have a twinge in my wallet.
thats good atleast you found something that works good i know there are many ways out there and maby more people will come along wither there methods
I have a 5 gallon LED tank with anubias, marimo moss balls, banana plants and Java moss...all are growing well, even the ones in the tank without fish (at the moment)/ferts (never added).thanks. i will give it a try in one of my tanks and if all goes well i will expand it to the rest. i will look into low light plants.