Planted Fluval Spec suggestions and advice.
I've been lurking here for a while and decided to register and get some advice for my first properly planted tank. So far my only experience is some Java moss tied to stones, Anubias tied to some Mopani and a couple of bunched stem plants which are pretty much just chucked in my 10 gallon tank.
The aquarium bug has bitten me and I'm getting a Fluval spec for Christmas to setup as a planted shrimp tank so I'm looking for some advice on plants below is a list of plants I like the look of and have done a little research on but being new to this hace no idea if they will be suitable for what will be a low tech nano tank;
Water Wisteria (From what I've read it's a fast growing pretty undemanding plant but will it be too much for such a small tank? I was thinking maybe back/corner of the tank)
Red Ludwigia (for a bit of a contrast from the green, again maybe back of the tank)
Blyxa Japonica (I love the grassy look of this plant and was thinking maybe middle to foreground in one corner.)
I'd also like some kind of carpet plant like Hemianthus Callitrichoides but from what I've read they need lots of light and all I will be working with is the standard light the Spec comes with. I will also use some Java moss from my other tank on a small piece of wood or stone somewhere.
I plan on using Fluval shrimp stratum.
Another question is what would be a sensible number of red cherry shrimp for the tank?
Sorry for the long post and all the questions.
Last edited by Jone83; 11-29-2011 at 05:46 PM.
Reason: I forgot something.