Intro and help wanted
Hi. I live in Central Florida (Space Coast) and am new to planted tanks. I have been keeping fish forever, but when we moved here a couple years ago I stopped. I have done mostly saltwater for the last decade or so, but want to switch back to fresh water. I have a 40 gallon breeder that I want to be a low tech planted tank. I do have powerful LED lights but they are dimmable. Since I don't plan on CO2 additions at the moment I know I have to keep them dialed down.
There is no water in the tank yet. I am picking up some black diamond (medium) on Tuesday to go in the tank and already have some Flourish root tabs ready to be used.
With that in mind, I want to get plants but am a bit overwhelmed. In the past, buying from those on the forums was preferred, but since I don't even know which ones to pick this is difficult. Would you recommend just getting an assortment from aquariumplants.com or the like? How many plants should I be starting with? I know it will grown in and I want to leave room for future purchases, but want to start right.
Any help is appreciated.
edit: should I just buy a few plants from petsmart or petco?
Last edited by Maverick2015; 08-09-2015 at 05:36 PM.
Reason: Added question