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Hi there! This is my first official post here in the forum, though I鈥檝e been lurking for months now.

I had a 6 gallon tank as a kid that I kept a variety of freshwater tropical fish in conditions that I鈥檝e grown to learn were pretty sad. 馃槥

In January of this year I finally got a 2.5 gallon betta tank set up with a beautiful blue Crowntail male and a tiger nerite (well, he鈥檚 not the first snail in Charlie鈥檚 tank... but that鈥檚 a story for another time.) It only has silk plants and a fake rock, but that got me into looking at aquascapes out there and I desperately wanted to do a community tank.

So now I鈥檓 working on my current set up:

Aqueon 20 gallon Long
Aqueon QuietFlow filter
Mylivell 100W heater
Finnex 24/7 LED Light (I forget details for this one)
Ohko stone and driftwood
Eco complete
Topfin aquarium gravel (very fine, almost like sand)

My question right now is where is the best place to get plants? I鈥檓 in Greensboro, but I鈥檝e heard ordering them online can also be an excellent option. Any suggestions?

I鈥檓 in no rush to get it stocked, but I really want to get this thing planted and filled!
 

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https://www.liveaquaria.com/category/768/freshwater-plants
is a very good website, tells you what supplements are needed to grow plants, how much co2 is needed, the amount of light needed, the care level, the water conditions that the plant should be in, and has an overview of the plants. all the plants from here are cheap too and if you spend over $99 on aquatic life you get free shipping! if you're getting a planted tank i recommend this website. hope i helped! :)
 

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So I went ahead and added substrate with some Ohko stones and focal point driftwood piece.

Long story short - I ordered the filter from amazon and didn鈥檛 set it up right away. Bad news is it isn鈥檛 working. Good news is I have a new project. 馃槢

Either way I鈥檓 super excited and I just had to post about it before I鈥檇 have any photos ready.

I feel that a journal shall begin soon!
 

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Thank you @duckfish (is that how you tag people? Is that a thing here? Such a noob. 馃槀) I鈥檒l keep them and my LFS aa top priorities until the for sale thread becomes available to me.

I can see the WTB/RAOK thread, but nothing there is what I鈥檓 looking for at the moment. I can only assume (and hope) that鈥檚 not the 鈥淔or Sale鈥 forum, given the circumstances.
 
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