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I had this on my thread in the freshwater fish area but I thought it might be more relevant here. So I have a 55gal long, planted some. Pics can be seen here: fishies pictures by puppydog7893848 - Photobucket
Possible fish in it will be cories, neon tetras, angelfish, gourami, guppies, and I think all of these are fine with any plant.
Filtration is an Emporer 280 Bio-wheel, I use the stuff with activated carbon but it's four months old. I just rinse it in the dirty fish water.
Ima do a 30% water change on fridays and use Flourish Comprehensive Supplement Saturday Nights.
I have two GE T8 18" full daylight bulbs, 6500k, they will be on for 8 hours a day, maybe more.
Right now the plants I think I have are.. Anubius, Java Ferns, Large Moss Ball (Java), and Amazon Swords.
Now the game plan is that once I get my flourish I want to add more gravel, I have maybe 2 in. in some spots now, deeper in others where I put it around the plants.
(Some rooted/some free-floating, unless you just tie it to rocks/wood and don't root in gravel?) Anacharis Anubias
Minima (tied to my lava rocks with fishing line, and driftwood if I get it) Aponogeton crispus
Cryptocoryne Cilitia Cryptocoryne undulata
Cryptocoryne Wendtii Bronze
Dwarf Onion (you only plant part of the bulb, right? With some showing..)
Dwarf Sagittaria subulata
(in the front, will it spread fast?) Java Fern
Pennywort (possibly, I've heard it spreads but I would like a patch of it and then the rest in Dwarf Sagittaria subulata
Sword Red Rubin (3)
Vallisneria Spiralis (Leopard)
Pygmy Chain Sword (This or the Sagittaria subulate? Any opinions on which one?)
I'm also hoping my light would be sufficient to have all or most of these...
I'd be layering from back having tallest and the shortest in the front, but a few taller ones in different spots to mix it up some. I want the groundcover plants (Pennywort and Dwarf Sagittaria subulata
) because I figure if I'm not going to be vacuuming the gravel I might as well put a lot of plants in there so they get the nutrients and stuff.
I have been wanting to get some driftwood for over a year, which my pet store has lots of, but I have heard it can mess with water parameters? Soo not sure what to do about that.