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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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20 gallon plant selection

I'll start cycling my 20 high this weekend (fishless and plantless, but I am moving an existing bio wheel from an established tank to the new one to get a start). Coral life 24" T5NO light, ECO Complete and Fluorite (both black) substrate, Marine land Emperor 280 HOB, 200 watt heater. I plan on housing a school of Featherfin Rainbows, Amano shrimp and Nerite snails. I picked these cuz my tap water is KH4, GH 9, pH 7.6, so I shouldn't have to do much but de-chlorinate. I don't have CO2 now, but will soon (PM'ing back and forth with Bettatail). Also will have some wood, maybe a interesting piece of Manzanita.

For me, that was the easy part. Plants.... HHHMMMMM... I really don't have a good LFS to see plants, so I went through the database. Here is what I thought I might try (I need easy).

Back ground:
Water Sprite
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Hygrophilia Corybosa "Angustifolia"
Rotala rotundifolia

Ludwigia repens
Creeping Jenny
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Hygrophila Corymbosa var Compact

Monosolenium tenerum
Echinodorus tenellus
Anubias barteri 'Petite'

On wood:
Fissidens fontanus
Microsorum pteropus "narrow"
Microsorum pteropus "Red"

General comments, good choice, bad choices, too many??

I also am going to have to find a place to buy these. AZ Gardens seems to have most of these.

Any and all input is welcome.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 01:43 AM
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Sounds like too many to start with.

But then again I have only a few types - crytps, swords, anubias, java ferns.

I've gotten a lot of great plants from the people here.

Check the selling & WTB threads & see what people have.

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