|12-22-2012, 03:51 PM||#1|
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).
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Hygrophilia Corybosa "Angustifolia"
Hygrophila Corymbosa var Compact
Anubias barteri 'Petite'
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.
|12-24-2012, 12:43 AM||#2|
Planted Tank Obsessed
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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