Looking for plant ideas - The Planted Tank Forum
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
Looking for plant ideas

I had this tank since June and it's been great! However I wanna fill in the back with some nice green plants any ideas for medium to low light plants that would compliment what I have going on?

Thanks




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AquaPlants is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
Still looking for ideas lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AquaPlants is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 12:59 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Krispyplants's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: NC USA
Posts: 881
Rotala indica would look nice.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Krispyplants is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 04:39 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Couesfanatic's Avatar
 
PTrader: (45/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,268
Rotala Rotundifolia, Baby Tears
Couesfanatic is online now  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 08:31 AM
Planted Member
 
leaf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Aridzona
Posts: 206
May I suggest a hardscape? Nothing crazy, just 2 small rocks and a bigger one. And maybe a broader leaf species for mid tank and accents.

Very clean, simple tank btw. The plants look healthy and the tetras seem happy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
leaf is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 09:17 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 83
Lush carpet! What is it and do you use co2?
ambe is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm going to trying rotala indinca. I had bad luck with baby tears in the past.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Quote:
Originally Posted by ambe View Post
Lush carpet! What is it and do you use co2?


Dwarf hair grass from pet smart. I started out with about 3 small bags and it grew well. I use pressurized co2 with a reactor to diffuse it evenly.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
ambe and ambe like this.

Last edited by Darkblade48; 05-17-2017 at 12:47 AM. Reason: Please use the edit function for back to back posts to keep threads cleaner
AquaPlants is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
So I went to pet smart and saw there was rotala rotundifilolia and no indica available and decided to go with the rotundifilolia. But somehow I came home with this by accident hah! I wasn't paying attention....

Repens




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AquaPlants is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:48 PM
Algae Grower
 
frenziedpace's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: KY
Posts: 149
Hey repens are nice at least.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

No sense of style, just growing.
frenziedpace is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:55 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
awesometim1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: US
Posts: 478
lol repens and rotala will grow too fast for your tank IMO. But if you like the look of it, then by all means grow them. I love the look of the carpet... very clean and simple look. How did you manage to keep it algae free?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

~Tim
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
awesometim1 is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by frenziedpace View Post
Hey repens are nice at least.


Yes I hope they grow nice and bushy!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AquaPlants is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:38 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Willcooper's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 975
You could trim the tips of your current red plants to get the to grow side shoots which would bushy them up nicely. Do you have a fts after adding the repens?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Willcooper is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
Looking for plant ideas

Quote:
Originally Posted by awesometim1 View Post
lol repens and rotala will grow too fast for your tank IMO. But if you like the look of it, then by all means grow them. I love the look of the carpet... very clean and simple look. How did you manage to keep it algae free?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I've had algae twice with this tank. Green dust algae and green hair. Green dust was about a year ago and I used UV to kill it. The green hair algae was recent. I actually just shut the lights off for about a month and hope for the best. I did not dose any fertilizers no pressurized CO2 and no water changes during that time. The only thing that I did do was tap off water and add One capful of carbon Excel. The Algae is completely gone and the plants are fine.

I use only seachem products and dose fertilizers occasionally. I don't really follow any mathematical way to dose. I have all of the fertilizer powders and stuff for DIY Fertz in my basement and I never use it anymore. and used to try and follow IE dosing but it didn't work out well for me.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
awesometim1 and awesometim1 like this.
AquaPlants is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Royersford PA
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willcooper View Post
You could trim the tips of your current red plants to get the to grow side shoots which would bushy them up nicely. Do you have a fts after adding the repens?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I had trimmed them up recently to try and get that bushy look. I'm going to try to squeeze in A nice green background plant such as the Rotala.

Sorry i'm not sure what FTS means? I were to guess full tank shot?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AquaPlants is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 02:02 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Willcooper's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 975
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaPlants View Post
I had trimmed them up recently to try and get that bushy look. I'm going to try to squeeze in A nice green background plant such as the Rotala.

Sorry i'm not sure what FTS means? I were to guess full tank shot?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


That looks nice. Keep pruning to maintain the bushy look as it grows. Give the s repens time and they will branch out and eventually grow up which will be a nice transition. What effect are you looking for with the green background plant? Are you thinking a valisinaria or something?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Willcooper is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome