Do not choose too many plants for your tank that there will be not much room for your fish. Otherwise, your tank friends will feel stress than relaxed in their environment.
Make sure to layer the bottom of the tank with up to eight centimeters of gravel or one and a half pounds per gallon of water. You can also use other substrates.
Based on the instructions of the fertilizer manufacturer, add the fertilizers before filling the tank with water halfway.
Add your plants and bury them into the substrate or gravel up to their stems’ bases. But then, you should cover the tuber/bulb with gravel up to their growing tip if choosing this kind of plants.
Add your equipment including thermometers, furniture and rocks, along with other accessories, into the tank. Complete filling the tank with water.