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Hi Guys . I'm looking at improving the plants in my tank . I want to keep what i have but maybe add something ...
Hi Guys . I'm looking at improving the plants in my tank . I want to keep what i have but maybe add something small and make the bottom of the tank more attractive . Could i get some ideas of what to use and get please .
If you give us the parameters of your water and the amount of light you have, we can better help you. These plants may not work (we need to know your parameters), but you could try dwarf hairgrass, dwarf sag, or HC. You could also try some floating plants like duckweed or amazon frogbit.
My Ph is 6.6 to 6.8 ( pet shop i buy from has thier discus tanks at 6.8 )I really can't take it any lower than that with the other fish i have . My ammonia is 0.00 . Temp is 78 to 80 . Because i work some long hours the tank lights are only on for maybe 3 to 4 hours a day .
I'm probably more interested in a fine gravel rather than a sand. I like the idea of the darker gravel to help make it feel more natural to the fish . And to get rid of some of the brightness for less stress to them also .
hi, i think u can add depth effect first before add bottom plants. many aquascapers usually sloop their substrate from the back (higher substrate) to the front (lower), or mound substrate at 1 spot (third person rule is the best, u can goggle it to find more) to create higher ground. for bottom plants i suggest u small leafed plants like echinodorus tenellus which undemanding and can create bushy effect to your tank. and sorry for my english.