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This is my first attempt at a planted tank, so I thought I'd share it will y'all. I have 1 Senegal bichir, 1rainbow shark, 2 leaf fish, and 2 algae eaters. Unfortunately, I do not know exactly what types of plants I have, as I bought them as petco assortments, and the small redish purple one was a bulb that I managed to grow quite well, I believe it's a water fern...... Could you guys help me identify them? Thanks! I also plan on adding a DIY CO2 system in the next week or two, whenever I get time.



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The green and white one right next to the filter intake is a house plant called Dracaena sanderiana. It is not an aquatic plant.

The red leafed bulb is an aquatic.

You should take individual pics of each plant to better ID them.
I think you have some sort of Echinodorus (Sword Plant) to the left, (one or both of the large leafed plants) but it could be another house plant called Spatiphyllum.
 

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The green and white one right next to the filter intake is a house plant called Dracaena sanderiana. It is not an aquatic.
that's really weird, cause I thought non-aquatic plants rotted when kept submersed in water, yet these have been quite happy and healthy looking for two weeks.


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Oh well, I'll just replace it, I definitely need that space occupied


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And here are close ups of the other plants
this one underwent a brief melting shorty after being added to the tank, but it seems to be coming back now
sorry about the terrible picture, old phone +placement of tank and the plant in the tank


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Also, how good of an idea would it be to use the waste water from an RO system for this tank? I would assume it would much higher in mineral concentration, so would this be beneficial to the plants, or would it be more harmful to the fish?


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