Brand New 5G
When I say brand new, I mean brand new.
It's a regular ol' 5g rectangular aquarium. I've got about an inch of black fluorite on the bottom, and water filled to about halfway. The filter I intend to use is just a Marina Power Filter S15, and if I remember right (I'll check the box to confirm) it goes through 55g an hour. It has an adjustable flow, and I've used it in a prior tank.
Ultimately the deal is that I had a 10g that was 'planted' but I had no idea what I was doing. Not long after I bought my plants, my mental health took a dive and I became neglectful of the aquarium and gave it to a friend who sold it to someone else who knew what they were doing. I think keeping a pretty tank would be a great de-stresser and a nice hobby to keep me uplifted!
I have a plan, but I need to know about a few different plants. I've also got a CO2 setup ready if I need it. I still need to purchase a light, so advice on that would be great. I don't mind if the plants require more light and more care, but I want to make sure I'm doing it right.
What kinds of plants would be good for such a small tank? Are there plants that will stay short? I need a couple taller plants, a couple shorter plants, and a carpet plant. Can I mix carpet plants alright?Any advice on this topic is appreciated!
5g (eventually!) planted.