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Hi everyone, I’m just getting into the hobby and thought I’d start small. We have a 90 gallon for fancy goldfish that has a ton of anubias in it, and a 75 community with a ton of crypts... but Ive never tried water gardening in earnest.
So I got myself a treat! It’s a fluval flex 9 gallon currently housing some ember tetras. Cycle was almost instant as I used media from the sump on the (overstocked) 75 to fill the empty side at the back.
My LFS doesn’t always label their plants, so I really don’t know what a few are. I know there is some jungle val (probably won’t last long before getting too big), and some wisteria. The rest I have no idea, just liked the looks and they didnt seem to be doing too badly in the store tank so I assumed they weren’t high maintenance.
I’m dosing excel daily, and the substrate is fluval shrimp stratum because I’m going to be adding some rcs eventually.
So here it is, and comments or advice will be well received 😊
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Was also going to be adding HC for carpet at the front, I’m really hoping the stock lighting on this will be enough for it. If not I’m planning a diy light upgrade at some point, I’ll just have to move up the timeframe.
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The second plant suspiciously looks like Ambulia. It is a good plant to have, but if it is indeed Limnophila sessiliflora, then you cannot legally move it across state lines in US. I do not belive the same restriction applies to Limnophila aquatica.

In either case, prepare to trim it ofthen. Maybe your goldfish will like the taste.
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You’re right, I googled Ambulia and that’s exactly what it looks like! I’m up in (somewhat northern) Canada, so there probably isn’t the same kind of restriction to worry about. It too much chance of it growing into an invasive species around here lol.
I’m going to get the camera out and take some better pictures one of these days, my husband laughed at the ones I posted. Apparently they could be better 😊
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