I began planning my first planted aquarium about a month ago. After hours of working out in the sun and a lot of sweat, some blood, but no tears, I earned enough money to buy a nice lot of plants for a 55 gallon tank, some good substrate, a decent lighting system, and a 5 pound co2 cylinder.
The substrate I'll be using is "Eco-Complete", and here is the lighting system I have http://www.aquatraders.com/48-inch-4...e-p/52305p.htm
These are the plants I will be using.
-Sword, Amazon "Giant Mother Plant"
-Tiger Lotus, Red (Nymphaea zenkeri)
-Anubias, barteri var. nana 'narrow leaf'(potted)
-Ludwigia, Broad Leaf (Ludwigia repens)
-Baby Tears (Hemianthus micranthemoides)
-Sagittaria, Dwarf (Sagittaria subulata) Potted
-Sword, Red Melon (Echinodorus Barthii v. "red melon")
-Cryptocoryne, Wendtii, Red (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
Please feel free to ask questions, and give me some advice, so I do things right the first time!