Originally Posted by Bluydgrl
My fish don't eat my plants.What plants would u recommend?I will go get them today.All my plants I have in my tank are in my Aquarium log.I don't know the names off the top of my head.Im going to do a 40% water change with Prime and Stability.Is this not good?
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What I start my tanks with is:
4-6 bunches of anacharis (back of tank)
4 or so Vallisneria
(grass like) back and down sides.
4 potted type plants like crypts and the like. (right and left of center)
1 amazon sword centerpiece.
with a 30 gallon you could double and be safe.
The amazon sword you can just one of. It is relatively expensive and gets large so you could even skip.
The small potted are also interesting and expensive so you might skip them also.
The vallisneria is somwwhat expensive but spread rapidily with runners which I find interesting and helps the tank ecosystem.
The anacharis is relatively inexpensive, a very fast grower, that rapidily conditions the tank. But can get "stringie" over a few months and when successful will require frequent pruning.
So overall you get a mix of fast and slow growers. So the fast ones rapidily condition the tank initially then the slower ones like the sword provide more long term balance and stability.
But there are other methods as well.