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Help Me Pick Out My Plants!

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Hey guys, I'm setting up a 10 gallon tank, and would like some help with picking out my plants. I've drawn up the general idea of how I would like my tank to look, but any and all suggestions are appreciated! I mainly need help with figuring out what plants will achieve the look that I have envisioned in the pic.

Bump: I've already chosen Dwarf Hairgrass "Belem" as the carpeting plant, and I was thinking about Downoi as the plants near the rock?


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Depends on your light.

High light with CO2:
Foreground - DHG Belem
Midground - Downoi
Red plant - Ludwigia repens 'Red'
Background green plant - Rotala sp. 'Green'
Front corner plant - Micranthemum umbrosum

Low light:
Foreground - Cryptocoryne parva or flame moss (on mesh)
Midground - Anubias nana or petite
Red plant - Ludwigia repens 'Red'
Background green plant - Egeria densa
Front corner plant - Bacopa caroliniana or Bacopa monnieri

If your light is too low for stems, you could replace them with broadleaf plants. I recommend Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green' for the front and Ceratopterus thalictroides (water sprite) for the back. Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Red' might work for the red plant, but I would give the Ludwigia a chance first. I've found it stays pretty red as long as your dosing is good, even without much light.
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