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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Plant selections?

I'm almost ready to order plants for my 20g high but i need your opinion as this is my first planted tank, these are the plants i put together and how they will be placed in the tank, Jave Ferns and Annubias Nana will be on a piece of driftwood to the right and behind that i will put Ludwigia Repens, Crypt (wendeti red), and also Limphonilla Aromatica if i can find one, and finally, the left half of the tank will be glosso only, what do you think of this plan, please advice, especially if i need to add more plants or substitution, thank you.
Tank..20g high
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 01:10 AM
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Your plan sounds fine. You have the light and the equipment.....

I can't advise as to how it is all going to look. Only you can control that! Once you do get things going, please start a journal in the photo section of the forum so we can all follow along.

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Sounds pretty good. If this is your first planted tank, I'll start by saying 'plant heavily with fast-growing stem plants right from the start'. Probably the biggest mistake with first-timers is not planting heavily enough and then algae problems ensue. You could go with slower growing plants like anubias and java fern, but I would suggest to go with faster growing plants that suck nutrients like hygrophila difformis(Wisteria), cabomba, m. mattogrossense(similar to cabomba, but I've found that it grows much faster and consumes nitrates a fair amount). Other plants on that list would be various species of bacopa, vals and ludwigia. At least initially, you may want to get some anachris and/or hornwort. They grow fast and suck nutrients like crazy. If you don't like how they look, no matter, you can always remove them when the tank grows in a little. Good luck! Post some pics when you get it up and running.
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Yes, this is my first planted tank, i'm glad to hear my plan is ok, i just want it to look simple, at least for now, but i will get some of those fast growing plants until the tank gets its balance, and thanks for the advice guys.
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