So I've read nearly every thread in this forum regarding amps, and I still can't find the answer to my questions, or whether or not my idea is at all possible. *I would really like to keep this plant, but to do so in a somewhat naturalistic representation of its natural habitat in something like a 10 gal or 20 gal tank. *I would like to dedicate the setup to just allow the plant to take over as it pleases among the moss, leaves, etc.
My original thought was to just create a fairly deep substrate with LFS, etc. to allow the water to stay at the bottom...but that seems to be a bad idea as it tends to rot as anaerobic areas build up. *Also, it seems the best root health in amps happens when they are not constantly sitting in moisture. *This being the case, do you think a false-bottom setup would be a better option, allowing water to drain out of the mix, and allow me to still siphon out old water from the bottom? *Perhaps just a few inches of gravel (this would be more visually appealing)?
I would really prefer to keep one of these in more of a viv type setting, rather than in a pot set on an upside down yogurt container. *Any ideas and feedback would be greatly appreciated!