55g plant list
As many of you know, I am remodeling my55g tank to turn it into a live planted tank. Since this is my first experience planting a large tank, I'm not sure how many plants is good to start with. Below is a list of my plant list so far and a layout of approx where the plants will go. Keep in mind it is a rough sketch and once I get the plants I will have a better idea of placement. All ideas and suggestions welcome and please let me know if I will need more to start with.
2 AS- Amazon Sword
1 RRóE. Red rubin
1 RCóRed crypt (red wendtii)
3 VC- Vallisneria corkscrew
1 CS- Sword, Narrow Leaf Chain (Echinodorus tenellus)
1 PW- Pennywort
1 LR--Ludwigia, Broad Leaf (Ludwigia repens)
1 NLR-Nymphea Lotus Red
1 CP--Cryptocoryne Petchii
That's gonna be a nice colorful mix there, I like it :-)
Thanks! Think it will enough to start for the 55g?
To give you a idea, this is what I had gotten for my latest 55g set up (which you know the pic's from the Ludwigia "corner")
2 Vallisneria Asitica, 2 Vallisneria Spiralis, 1 Pennywort, 2 Amazon Swords, 1 Hygrophilia Angustifolia, 2 Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red, 2 Cryptocoryne Walkeri, 10 Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata, 2 Hemianthus Micranthemom (Dwarf Baby Tears), 2 Ludwiga Natans, 2 Nesaea Red, 1 Nymphea Lotus Red, 1 Narrowleaf Chain Sword
(Bare in mind that was lil too much as I already started after 6 weeks taking plants back out)
So with the narrow leaf chain sword, I know you and Byron keep saying that it forms runners very quickly, which is why I didn't add Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata, but I like as well. I was going to split the chain sword in two and plant it towards each end of the tank. I thought both the chainsword and Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata were going to be too much. How do you go about placing both so it doesn't look like a jungle (since you ordered 10 Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata).
Not good quality pic any more now but it's gonna give you a idea what sits where in my tank.
The Sag I took half out already as well as the Tiger Lotus(needed more room to grow then what this tank had to offer).
Hope this helps.
Awesome thank you so much! Ahhh, so you actually have your swords in front of the Vals.. I thought the Swords might hide them if in front. Good to know. I'll sort of use yours as a map when I get my plants. I think I'll throw in a few Dwarf Sagittaria Subulata now. I'm very concerned about this Eco-Complete for substrate if I need to put the fish back in the same day, or even a day later (which I prefer not to wait). This stuff causing a Ph spike has me worrying about the fish going back in the tank. I can do the drip method no problem, but worried it won't be enough.
You can look here on the left under my aquarium log there's plenty 55g's planted to look through for ideas :-) And just lemme know if there's questions.
I'd not worry too much about the eco; bare in mind Mean Harri has like no hardness in his water (that's why I asked you yesterday what you KH & pH are). Just test the water and if need be re- acclimate them slowly.
So if the Ph matches the original tank water and the new water using eco-complete, is there a need to acclimate them or can I just put them back in the new tank once it reaches temperature?
No if its all the same you're good. If its however something like pH 6 vs pH 7.5 then yea you wanna do that slowly.
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