05-09-2014, 09:33 PM
| || | Adding More Live Plants
I am looking into buying some more live plants into my 20 gal tank. Right now I have two anubias plants and two java ferns, although I might be losing one since I'm still a rookie. Even though both have growth rates, right now looking to add a few more to help not only give the tank a more nature but also to help maintain a more natural cycle when compared to using an air stone. I am looking into buying some hornworts and moss balls, but I'm also willing to take any advice given. I am looking for something easy for beginners, can grow in regular gravel and won't become a target for my pleco, although he seems to prefer the driftwood to chew on, and for some reason ignores the algae on the tank that grew because of the plants. Right now I have just introduced three nertie snails to help with the problem, but if they don't last by the next month, I'm going to start hoping that the place I'm ordering them from has some oto catfish consider the stuff I hear about other algae eaters.