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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Could you suggest some plants?

Hey I was wondering if you could suggest some plants for me to get, I've been looking and reading around and have no idea which plants would go good together.

I have a 10 gallon tank with a 50 watt light.

Here's a picture of the tank.

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It all depends on a couple things.

One what type of lighting(A clear picture of it would help as well if you dont know for sure) and the kelvin rating(it would say some something like 6700K) is your bulb(s)?

What are your goals for your tank?[High Light/High Tech(Ususally High Maintnence), Low Light/Low Tech(Usually Low Maintnence), shrimp tank, breeding tank]

Are you able to produce CO2(carbon dioxide) and fertilizers(NPK) for your tank? Are you willing?

As for the picture, try to make it focused and back away a bit from the tank so we get a complete tank shot. As for your hard scape I would try and make it a little more cohesive and not so seperate. Also get a black or dark blue background.


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some easy to find, cheap, easy to grow available plants are anacharis (elodea), java fern certain types of anubias, wisteria, crypt wendtii. These plants will do generally ok in low light low fertilizer situations and are good beginner plants. Try it out!
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Ditto on polo's suggestion for wisteria...a great start up plant and grows profusely. It really sucks up the nutrients.

You can tie some anubias and java ferns to the wood. They are not nutrient suckers as the wisteria, but they grow nice and slow and are really hardy.

With that much light, you are gonna be pretty algae prone, so plants that suck up the vitamins and nutrients are a must. You may even be at the CO2 level with that light level, although with that picture, it is hard to tell what type of light it is.
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