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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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My co-workers have decided they want a planted aquarium for our break room. (It started out as a prank to mess with our boss who is out for the month hunting, but they liked it too much) I said I could set one up and maintain it, since I did them for a few years. However it has been a while, so I have a few questions.

The tank is a normal 20G high, with, hopefully, neon tetras and a couple of GBR or honey gouramis.

Its going to be low light, low tech. I am hoping to get some mineralized top soil though.

I pulled a pic from google imgs, that I will try uploading for plant identification. I know the tall ones are vals, the ones on the wood are a type of anubias, and the front ones I think are crypts.

What other kinda of plants would you suggest? Or anything else I may have forgotten.

Also, does anyone ship to Alaska? lol
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Rotala species green can be a fascinating plant in a low light tank. Some of mine quickly decided to become a carpet, crawling across the tank, sending out roots at every leaf junction. They have now gone from one end of the tank to the other, and turned around and are now halfway back to where they started. They are a beautiful, bright light green color, too.

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Fill the tank with java fern
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