i recently redid my 10 gallon due to an algae bloom and i cut down the fish population to help prevent this from happening and to make my fish a little less skittish
unfortunatly i dont know what the plants are, so i was hoping for a little help identifying them this time, excuse the water tinge, a lil brown from the wood and cloudy from some replanting today.
No problem, I moved your thread to the general discussion area.
To be honest, your tank does not look like a newbie tank at all. Are you sure you are just starting out?
Regarding the plants, hard to say from the small picture, but you seem to have some Java Ferns on the wood, a patch of Riccia as a center ground cover, to the right some Dwarf Sags and Samolus (?) could be something else though, in the corner some Alternanthera reineckii. Is that a lil Tiger Lotus behind it? Hard to make out. On the left you have some good looking Limnophila aromatica I think, maybe some pearlweed in the corner, and in the back Wisteria?
I am just guessing...
With regards to stocking, I would leave it as is... I tend to understock my tanks a bit.
Once again thanks for the input, and yes i am a beginner at this, this is my second incarnation of my first tank (second tank was purchased not long ago for storing my extra fish that i previously overstocked with i started fresh water aquascaping when i bought the first tank in july, and my girlfriend thinks im way too obsessed with planting my aquarium. Guess i finally found a good hobby for me
Anywho, heres where we are now, i got a cleaerer pic, and numbered the plants. ? are the ones im not sure of, and number 3 i have no idea. and the lotus didn't make it, when i planted, it was out too long and dried up, couldn't recover it :/
Looks like #10 might be blyxa japonica. Not 100% sure, but it would be easier to tell once it grows out some.
#11 doesn't look like any crypt I've ever seen. It appears to be some sort of sword.
Not sure about #3.
I think I'm seeing a central vein in #3? In that case it could be a Cyperus helferi.
Did you leave the rootstock/ rhizome (a brown woody lump) of the waterlily in there? If so, it could spring back! Looked a bit like a Nymphaea micrantha to me.
#11 I think I'm seeing pinnate (feather-like, branching from the central one) veins. That's why it wouldn't really be a sword. To me it looks too thin and soft to be an Anubias & that's why I ended up with a Cryptocoryne species.
I though crypt or sword too, but on that blown up pic, the veins don't look like either to me. So I checked some Apons that don't match, then remembered a very similar Anubius when in it's totally submersed form. This is the closest pic of Anubius minima I could find online with a good shot of the stems and rhizome, too bad we can't see the stems in the OP's pic. Keep in mind this Anubias can look like ten different plants depending on where and how it's living.
Crypt is still a possibility though, maybe C.walkeri or something. I think we need to see the stems to be sure. I certainly don't think it's any kind of Echinodorus.
Outcast, it would help us if you could tell whether the Anubias/Crypt plant has a horizontal rhizome (woody, greenish 'stem') from which the leaves and the roots spread, like in this drawing of an Anubias. Its thickness would be roughly like your little finger's. If your plant is an Anubias, the rhizome shouldn't be in the substrate but you should tie the plant to a rock or piece of wood.
In case it has a much smaller brownish rhizome (or none visible at all at the moment/ the moment you planted it), it's likely a Crypt.