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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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5.5 Gallon First Planted tank

I've wanted to start a planted tank for a while now and decided to start small. I bought the 5.5 gallon kit by Top Fin at Petsmart. Im using the filter that came with the kit for now but am going to replace the led with a 16" Finnex Fugeray. I don't know if i should do a diy co2 system or use a liquid co2 like excel. Im also not entirely sure what plants i want in the tank. I was thinking a dwarf baby tear carpet in the front or a monte carlo carpet, s. Repens in the back left, limnophila aromatica maybe behind the big rock but it might be too big and i also like alternanthera reineckii mini and blyxa. These plants will probably be too big for the tank or are too advanced. What plants would you put in the tank? The scape is done but im not entirely happy with it. What changes should i make to the scape?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 02:28 AM
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I also have a 5.5g tank. I wouldn't suggest hc Cuba with diy co2 (unstable and will get algae) excel is not real co2. So I would avoid if Cuba unless you go pressurized. Repens should be ok if your dosing some fertz, ar mini and blyxa will be fine. I don't use co2 or dose anything in this tank since it's my Taiwan bee breeding tank.

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Would monte carlo or glosso work as a carpet?
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