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Well, it's a beginning. It's a 10G with play sand in there. It has to clamp on 25W 6500K CF spirals at around 3" or 4" over it. It has like 2 inches of sand at the moment. There are 2 SAEs and a couple of MTSs in there also. I want to go with small plants for the moment. I need some help in the plant selection area as far as the depth of sand I have, DIY CO2, Excel & Flourish and what not and ease of maintenance.

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moss and small anubias. Though, it's too bad the SAE are in there because you can't get the optimum moss fronds with SAE chewing on them (though the moss will still grow of course).

Java ferns are probably bigger than what you're going for.

Maybe you could try some marsilea, monosolium tenerum will probably do ok as well.
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Anubia nana petite. HC. That's what I'd do.

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Thanks guys. I know that the moss doesn't sent out roots, but do the other plants root themselves? I know that I can tie the Anubias up to the wood also. But will the other plants do well with the depth I have. The sand is around 2" deep. If not, I can try to add more sand. And will I need to add Flourite and what not? Or will the Excell, Flourish and stuff work better?
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You should be fine. Just be sure to stir the sand occasionally, you wouldn't want it to compact. Also I think those Malaysian trumpet snails will root around in there, making your job easier.

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Would the Glosso be Ok in my tank? And I wanted to get some Riccia in there also but I'm gonna go buy what you experts tell me on this one. I want to experiment, but I don't want to go over board either.

I have an Excel question.

I tied up some Java Moss and Java Ferns to the wood for some hidding place for the fish. My question is how much should I dose of the Excel? I'll be adding the DIY CO2 to get it going for the rest of the plants I'll be adding.

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