Newb needs a little advice.
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Planted Nano Tanks

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
Planted Tank Enthusiast
assasin6547's Avatar
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 726

Newb needs a little advice.

This is going to be my very first planted tank, and I hope it doesn't fail. So far I have a 5.5 gallon bow front, with some gravel that's been cycling for a few months now. It has an 15watt T8 18" Zoomed Florasun tube, and that's about it. What plants would you guys recommend for a low fert, no added CO2 tank? Here's what I've came up with so far:

Flame Moss
Sagittaria Subulata
Hygrophila Difformis

I think I'm going to house shrimp, maybe a couple of guppies. I have hard water, 7.8. Is it ok to house some of the Amazon type plants? Thanks
assasin6547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
Planted Tank Obsessed
Dx3Bash's Avatar
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 467

Anubius species, Crypts, and Java Fern would also be some options.
Dx3Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
Algae Grower
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 39

I think mosses would be a good addition to what Dx3Bash mentioned. You can try some of the Rotala plants, but they do better with higher lights but from my experience they will survive and grow slowly in lower lights
chubky is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012