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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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New Project for spring time

I have a planted 20 gallon tall tetra tank that I just setup a few days ago. I have a new spring project in mind that I need some advice on. I would like to setup a bigger tetra tank of at least 50 gallon tall and go ahead and plant it but I don't want to add any fish right away until it cycles completely. I already know the plants I would like to have in there such as Amazon Swords, Anacharis, Baby tears, Java Moss, Water Sprites and some Dwarf hairgrass which is what I have in my 20 gallon right now. I would like a couple of other types of plants though in my project tank that I don't have in my current tank but I need some that will grow pretty easy. I don't know a lot about aquatic plants except the ones I just named and I need some advice on what other kinds of plants would be good for a beginner. If anyone has any advice or comments feel free to reply. Thank you!!!
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Amazons and watersprite are good selections. I'm not a fan of anacharis because it has always fallen apart for me. I've never tried baby tears or the dwarf hair grass.

I am a big fan of Anubias Nana, both regular and petite for the foreground and attached to a hardscape. I like Java Fern attached as well. I also like the various Crypts, such as Wendtii or Lutea in the midground.

I'm assuming that you are going without CO2 supplementation.
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