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Im gonna try agian! I wont fail!!!

Ok, lets get the ball rolling, Ive been looking and drooling over these planted tanks for weeks now, and I wanna try agian!!! the last time I had plants I had very high light plants I found out in a very low light setup (oh boy) they rotted and messed my tank up alot! my dad got mad and told me no more plants! so I bought amazon swords and at the time I had piranhas and they chewed them up (oh hooray) now I got neons and guppies and I have very low light, about 1WPG (for now!!) so im thinking, what can I get away with, Im thinking java moss and Brazilian Elodea, Anacharis (Egeria Densa) maybe some more amzons??? let me know, I can change my substract to whats best, cause im chaning it anyway (wanting sand) so let me know what I will need for my plants, cause if they die, plants will never grace my tank as long as I live in this house...lol


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Mosses, Java Ferns. You may want to consider using Seachem Excel to help things out if "real" CO2 isn't an option.

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This might be useful to you:
http://plantgeek.net/plantguide_list...=1&filter_by=2

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If your are changing your substrate anyway, and if you have the cash, you should read this thread if you haven't already. Good luck Jon!

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hey thanks for the links I have some seachem left over from before, and thanks for that link!
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I have some anubias in a 5.5 betta tank to which I do NOTHING, and they are surviving quite well. There's some algae in there since I don't dose or anything to this tank (it's actually the husband figure's tank,) but not a burdensome amount. I've found that anubias seem to laugh at low light. The downside is that I very seldom (never) see them available in the LFS, and had to order these.

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I was gonna suggest an Anubias also. Find one of the 'nana' (or small) ones if you can.
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Swords are substrate sensitive. Anubias, Java Fern, Java Moss, and Anacharis are easy. As someone pointed out earlier, check out http://plantgeek.net.
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I don't use it personally, but the plant Guru at my LFS on uses sand over a laterite base. Her tanks look great, She doses very little ferts (almost nothing), but she does use CO2 and high light.


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I think she puts down about a 1" of sand, then a 1/2" of laterite, and another 2" of sand.


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