01-06-2010, 12:24 AM
| || | Plants for native freshwater tank
Hi - new user here looking for a little advice. I'm putting together a native freshwater tank and want to keep it as "native" to the upper Midwest as possible. I've got a natural sand substrate installed, am looking for realistic driftwood, and have a good idea of what fish will live in harmony in this 75 gallon tank. I'm a little stuck on plants. If I have 5-6 fish in this tank, I'm not sure how heavily I can plant it and more importantly can't find any good references on what native plants I could put in the aquarium.
I've started some Waterlily bulbs today. I know they can get invasive and are really more for ponds, but I'm ok dealing with that issue. Having some protection for the fish under these pads will be worth it. Does anyone else have any ideas on native MN/WI plants that will work?
Thanks in advance. I've already been reading this forum and found it very beneficial.