10-03-2010, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Salix
According to the plastic tube they came in they are Echinodorus Amazonicus. They're pretty small, I added pictures in the picture/video section so you can see for yourself. Right now there's only about half an inch or so of gravel. Like I said it was only for decoration, I had never planned on keeping live plants, but I'm going to pick up some more next week. Will the wisteria be fine in only half an inch? If so I planned on creating a little hill out of the gravel for the swords on the right side of the tank so their roots will have plenty of room to grow. When they start to outgrow this tank I'll transplant them to my 45.
The ultimate goal is to have all of my tanks (I only have three) planted but I'm using my 10 gallon betta tank to experiment to find out what I like, what grows best in these water conditions and so on and so forth. The betta isn't too happy with these new plants. I took away his favorite plastic plant because of a lack of space and now he has nowhere to rest so he's been sulking. I'm sure once the wisteria starts to grow out and he has something to lay on he'll stop pouting.
He'll love the Wisteria when it grows to the surface. And yes, building up the gravel for the swords is fine; if you have some small pieces of rock you can make a terrace at one spot to keep the gravel in place. I looked at the photos, those are fine plants, Echinodorus bleherae probably or E. amazonicus. Be sure touse the Flourish twice a week, only 1/4 tsp eacg time in a 10g will be fine.