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Old 11-01-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
mrramsey
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Default New to planted tanks and need help

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?
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