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Question Need plants for my nano that fit my light level. Help?

Its a 6.6 gallon 24"L x 8"W x 9"W . It has one T8, 15 watt, 18" bulb at 6,700K.
The surface of the water is only 7 inches from the substrate. But trimming will be done often.
I have Water Wisteria, MoneyWort, and Red Ludwigia. Can anyone suggest plants for the back, mid, and foreground? I tried researching but ended up a little lost. I'm new to all this.
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I have one of those tanks... in mine, I ended up going with just various crypt species and trident fern. I thought briefly about using stem plants, but the shallow height of the tank made me change my mind. That would be a LOT of trimming, very often! So I recommend sticking with non-stem plants, like crypts, ferns, anubias, marsilea, etc.
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Yeah, what Church said, with those kind of plants, you're going to outgrow that tank and have to trim a lot. Some other types of plants you could try are E. Tenellus, some types of smaller crypts like parva, mosses, glosso, microswords, dwarf hairgrass, etc


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The stem plants I have are one the very end on either side. So I don't mind terribly. And its the only tank I have besides my other 5 gallon so putting in the effort is fine with me. I checked out your tank Church. It looks great but I would love to see it now. I always wanted a dwarf puffer or two. They looks darling. Plus if I just relocate all the bladder snails taking over my tanks I'm sure I would never have to feed him again.

Maybe a really bad webcam picture would help. Or not.. Who knows. i'm still trying to grasp how to create a cohesive aquascape.

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Now that you mention it, it has been a long time since I posted an update... I'll try to find my camera and take a pic tonight. It's definitely grown in a bit since the last pics I posted.

Dwarf puffers are the best!
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Oh good!! I can't wait to see it!!
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Another puffer tank!
I just had mine delivered yesterday. When will you be getting yours? They are by far the best fish. I love watching them hunt. Here are two pics of my tank. I really wanted to make it as interesting as possible. Nobody wants a bored puffer! The first pic is the first day I put better lighting over the tank. The open area in the back right of the tank was for the moss wall. Its in and growing now!
The second pic is now. I still need to add some nice stem plants.


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Yours looks great!!! He's gonna be so happy. I personally dont have one yet. But I am geting another nano tank soon. Maybe I'll get one for that. I swear I'm gonna end up with 12 of those bookshelf tanks. That shape is fantastic. I wish petco didnt make them. And they were glass. And came in sizes. Can you imagine if there were 16.6, 26.6, and 36.6 versions? I'm sorry. I think that shape and tank has enormeous amounts of potential.
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What about vals? My friend has some beautiful bushy corkscrews that have sent out like 12 runners.
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Alos how did you build that wall in back? I think I want one...
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