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The ammonia is worth knowing. This can be dealt with easily; at each water change, use a conditioner that detoxifies ammonia (Prime does, obviously), and these are effective for 24-48 hours by which time the bacteria and plants will easily handle it.
Do you have any suggestions on which plants to buy? I only bought plants that look fancy not sure if certain plants are better for this
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Do you have any suggestions on which plants to buy? I only bought plants that look fancy not sure if certain plants are better for this
Floating plants such as duckweed, anacharis, and others alike should be what you aim for in terms of ammonia consumption, as they do so at an abnormally fast rate.

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Agree with floating plants; being at the surface they are all fast growers. I would suggest Water Sprite if you can get it; this is absolutely the best floating plant I have ever seen. Some stem plants do well floating, like the Hornwort mentioned, and Brazilian Pennywort. Some others need higher light, but these should do well. Click the shaded names for the respective profile with photos.

Nutrient fertilization may be necessary. A complete liquid fertilizer is sufficient. Seachem's Flourish Comprehensive Supplement is what I use; it takes very little so a small bottle will last a long time.

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Agree with floating plants; being at the surface they are all fast growers. I would suggest Water Sprite if you can get it; this is absolutely the best floating plant I have ever seen. Some stem plants do well floating, like the Hornwort mentioned, and Brazilian Pennywort. Some others need higher light, but these should do well. Click the shaded names for the respective profile with photos.

Nutrient fertilization may be necessary. A complete liquid fertilizer is sufficient. Seachem's Flourish Comprehensive Supplement is what I use; it takes very little so a small bottle will last a long time.

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Thank you for giving me all your guy's help. I really appreciate it and it is helping me alot
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