05-26-2014, 05:31 AM
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Plants I have and recommend:
An anubias nana. Be sure you get the nanas or smaller types(nanas typically stay around six inches, however some types can get over a foot tall, I have one in my 55 gallon that stuck out the top until I trimmed it!).
Java moss or willow moss is good for smaller tanks.
Most types of anacharis and stem plants are great for smaller tanks. You can let them get as long as you want, train them to circle around or spiral, or keep them shorter. Best part about stem plants is that when you trim them, you can replant or free-float clippings and they will grow more. So you wont be buying a bunch of plants. You can sell clippings often too, if you get too many. =)
Guppy grass is good.
There are some aquatic grasses, again clippable but probably not replantable on the clippings.
Java ferns. They typically stay 4-6 inches.
Amazon Swords would be ok. They need a bit more care than some plants, don't bury the crown or they rot, but do need roots covered, prefer more light than the other plants named. May need root tabs to help keep them healthy. They can be easy or difficult plants, depending on your level of care for them.
The other plants I named aside from swords are pretty good for beginner planted aquariums and will pretty much grow on their own and don't need high levels of light, fertilizers or root tabs. Low-medium light will do well for any stem plants or mosses, medium is recommended for the rest. Tend to do well without any extra help.
Cardinal Plants are also good. Neat little plants. They do prefer higher light areas and well oxygenated water, do best with an airstone in the mix, but otherwise seem to grow pretty well. =)