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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-01-2005, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Some newbie questions about planted tanks

I have an 8 gallon tank and originally I didn't think of using real plants so I bought the regular aquarium gravel they have at stores (in pink and yellow I might add ) Anyways... I have 2 Vals which are already sending out runners and even though they're still fairly bare, I'm loving how they look compared to the plastic plants (yes I bought plastic plants.. leave me alone! ) Would it be possible to fill the tank with hardy plants that don't depend much on roots and substrate? Or would I have to go out and buy a whole bunch of stuff for the substrate?

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hehe...plastic plants .

You've started off with a good choice. Vals are pretty scrappy - don't need any CO2 - don't need high light. Another low maintanence plant is Hygrophilla. For the most part, you'll want to stick to stem plants. These two plants are sooo easy and sooo inexpensive, that I wonder why anyone buys plastic plants at all.

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OK I Googled for easy to grow plants. Would I be able to grow any of these in my tank with just the plain marble gravel?
1. Anacharis
2. Anubias
3. Rotala Indica
And does anyone know of some plants about 5 cm in height that I could grow?

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