01-20-2010, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LisaC144
I use black sand with a black background in my 5g. If you don't want sand, I would get very fine gravel. The black would make the colors of the fish really stand out. In my 5g I have 2 Amazon Sword, 1 Java Fern, and 1 Anubias. All are supposed to be easy growers and require low light. I've only had them in my tank for a few days, but they are doing great so far.
I agree w/ Lisa and have two little tanks (Eclipse 6, just like yours) set up nearly indentically to hers, black backgrounds with black sand. In them I have growing growing java moss, java fern, bacopa caroliniana & monnieri, cabomba caroliniana, cryptocoryne undulata, didiplis diandra, hygrophila difformis, and one other plant that I have no idea. Most of these are stem plants so while it sounds jam packed I have two stems of this, two stems of that, etc. Plants continue to grow for their entire lifespan so there will always be some trimming and pruning to be done. I find that one of the enjoyable chores of keeping and maintaining planted aquariums.