I've decided I no longer like the look of my Java Ferns (especially now that they're throwing off plantlets and all those hairy root things and sagging from the weight :P). So, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a new plant for the middle of my tank.
My water is very soft and acidic. I don't have the exact numbers, my gH test kit is still coming in the mail, buy my pH is around 6.4 (tap is 6, and I'm slowly trying to get it closer to that after messing with my pH in my tank. :P)
My tank is a 20 gallon high.
I have the beginnings of a java moss carpet, two anubias nana in the front, and a vall background. Java Ferns are in the middle kind of wedged under everything (Although they like to float away or fall and get tangled in the vals).
My substrate is pool filter sand.
I'm roughly using this method Non CO2 methods - Page 2 - Aquarium Plants
to fertilize my plants. I'm dosing with Excel, but I'm also doing water changes.
I have MTS, Amano Shrimp, Harlequin Rasboras, and a BN Pleco. I had Nerites and am going to add more in the near future.
My lighting is just a T8 15 watt, with some sunlight.
I'm looking for a plant that can be planted in the substrate, or semi-planted (like the anubias). I had very little success trying to tie things down and just ended up wedging my java ferns under my rocks and driftwood. :P
I was thinking maybe Dwarf Sags, but would this look too similar to my val background?
I'm also planning on getting some frogbit.