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First Planted Tank Idea

So I have never done anything planted (or freshwater really) and want to start a small, not incredibly expensive planted tank. I thought I wanted an iwagumi but after seeing how much work it takes and how expensive they are I'm not sure this is the correct route for me. I have also begun to look at various other tanks and have seen that just cuz it's not iwagumi doesn't mean it can't be beautiful. I know there r so many options for freshwater planted but I'm just looking for ideas for things I can do with a tank less than 10 gallons that would look great, not be horribly expensive or too difficult for a beginner. This is a pretty vague question so interested to see what u come up with. Thanks in advance
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Basically what you want is a low tech tank. No co2, minimal fert dosing, low light. You can still use an iwagumi type set up for pretty cheap, it will just be a more overgrown type look because of the low light/no co2, not the typical extremely neat and trimmed look. Then maybe just a simple stock of some shrimp or something and you have a cheap, low tech tank that will not require lots of maintenance.
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Basically what you want is a low tech tank. No co2, minimal fert dosing, low light. You can still use an iwagumi type set up for pretty cheap, it will just be a more overgrown type look because of the low light/no co2, not the typical extremely neat and trimmed look. Then maybe just a simple stock of some shrimp or something and you have a cheap, low tech tank that will not require lots of maintenance.
Hey thanks for the ideas. What's everyone's thoughts on rock/driftwood. Is it best to use one or the other or mix? Would love more ideas!
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