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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for advice for my first Planted tank.

I bought a Fluval SpecV the other week. Filled it with a Beta and some neon tetras and 2 shrimp. So far all the fish are doing great together. Ended up putting some fake plants in there. and it just doesnt look right. So i want to get some live plants in there.

Looking for some advice on Low Light/No CO2 plants that would work well in the small 5gallon environment. I might upgrade the light later, but right now i have other things i have to pay for (fixing my totaled truck, buying a house in 6-10months, wedding in 1.5 years, you get the picture....) so im trying to keep this project as low cost as possible. Once i buy my house, my 36g bow front will be all out planted tank fun. until then i will have my little SpecV

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 09:56 PM
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The light on the spec V is fine for low light plants. I have crypts and dwarf sag in mine and they do great. Moss would also work fine in there.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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I figured the light would work fine with low light.

Just trying to put together a list so i can then search them and see what i like and buy.
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Anubias, java ferns, java moss, crypts, bacopas, pretty much anything that you find at Petco or Petsmart in the live plant tanks are low light plants from my experience.
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as Dan's85 said java fern, java moss, crypts, anubias, banana plant are the main low lights

Just FYI your tank is overstocked I would do just the betta. See if you can return the neon tetras or find a new home for them.
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