Starting up a 10gal. Planted Tank!
I'm turning my 10gal. into a planted tank and need some suggestions on what plants would be good. I have a hard time picturing how different plants will look when all together in one tank.
Right now I just have the standard lighting on the tank but I will upgrade the lighting as much as I need to.
I don't know too much about CO2, if it is easy to use or is a hassle so for now I'm going to say that I don't want to try it.
For substrate I think I'm going with Eco-Complete, with some areas being unplanted with white sand substrate.
I want to go for a look that you would see outside (not underwater scene), I want to have a "tree", "bushes", "sidewalk" area, etc. and I might use some eggcrate to make different levels within the tank. I've seen a picture before of the kind of look I am going for (it probably was on this sight actually so I'll try to find the pic).
As for the plants what I know for sure that I want is micro umbrosum (sp?), some kind of grass and/or moss for a "lawn", and a few marimo balls. But other than that I'm open for suggestions.
Other plants I like but don't necessarily have to have:
lobelia cardinalis (small form)
and theres lots more I'm sure