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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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How would you plant this 10 gallon?

Hey everybody! This is my second go at a planted tank (First try didn't make it too far because one of the seals failed 2 months in....) and I was wondering what you would plant in this thing if it was yours. I found two decent pieces of driftwood at my lfs and after messing around with them, I think this looks best. However, I'd like the opinions of some people that know what their actually doing before I jump into this haha. Don't mind the white cardboard, it's just to help you see what I'm working with.

My setup will be: Eheim 2213, Eco-Complete, Stock fixture with two 13 watt 6500k cfls, Glass versa top, 50 watt heater, DIY CO2, dosing Flourish Comp., N,P,K.

Some plants I have in mind: Anacharis, Bacopa carolina, Corkscrew vals, Crypt wendtii, Crypt lutea, Sword compacta, Anubias coffeefolia, Anubias nana, Marsilea hirsuta.

I'm going to attempt this without fish hence the CO2 and dosing. Since I'm new to planted tanks I don't want to have to worry about fish. I just want to focus on figuring out what does what if I get algae or the plants start dying. When I get the hang of it and get a good balance, I'd like to just add some red cherry shrimp and a few otos.

I'd like it to be pretty heavily planted. Also, if you think I should position the driftwood differently or just go with one piece instead let me know. Thanks in advance!
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