06-23-2010, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PartyInMyFishTank
So i have a gourami pair,a kribensis pair, 6 kuhlis, and one bumble bee cat fish in a 45 gal tank. i really really want to plant this tank, but not spending over $100 something. Anyways, i had a few ideas of what i would like, iv seen this type of floor covering mossor some type of plant. i have know idea what its called, but that is one of the main things i would want to get. sorry i cant be more specific. but i would really like some help on what to do and get for a beginner in aquatic plants.
Some suggestions from other members have already been added, but I am going back to your comment about being a beginner in aquatic plants. Just as with fish, there are some things you must provide to keep the plants healthy, and again just as with fish, various plants require slightly different things. If you don't, any plants you put in the tank may well die and discourage you from bothering with plants, which would be a real shame because they are not that difficult and plants benefit the fish in many ways.
I suggest you have a read of the four articles at the head of this forum section entitle "A Basic Approach to the Natural Planted Aquarium." They cover all the basics in a broad outline.