Hi All -
I am laying out my tank and want to plant a decent amount of low light low tech plants. I want to to java ferns and and anubias attached to the rocks and wood and possibly some plants in the sand - I will be using root tabs.
I am working with a 55g tank 48"x12" footprint. Here is a pic of the proposed layout.
This spans about 30" -the mopani root is about 22" and the driftwood piece will be vertical and is about 12".
Here is a rough sketch from my whiteboard
This prompts the question - How many plants should I buy? Is there some rule of thumb for this?
I don't want to get too few or is it just normal to get a few small plants and let them expand on their own?