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What Plants would be good?
I've got a very bare aquarium at the moment as the plants I had went really nasty.
I've downloaded the 4 part basic's to planted aquariums that I will read soon but I wanted some advice on what would be some good plants to buy?
Also, I'm not an enormas fan of our local fish shop and I want to be cautious about introducing the plants.... what should I do to make sure there's no unwanted guests onboard them.
I don't know what level of light you are equipped to deliver so I will mention that crypts and apogeneton bulbs (betta bulbs) have been pretty tolerant for me. I recommend that you sprout the apogenetons in a separate container to make sure the bulbs are viable before placing them in a tank containing fish. The bad ones rot in the most foul-smelling way which I am sure is an indication of harmful gases being produced as they decompose.
I am also successful with hornwort, anubias, java fern and java moss in low light situations. I usually recommend that people who want plants, but who aren't willing to add CO2, iron-rich substrate and higher than normal lighting, find one species they can grow-- and then grow a ton of it!
Check our plant profiles [second tab fro the left in the blue bar at the top], there are several suitable depending upon the light.
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