I set my new tank up last night and I'm going after work to get some live plants. Can anyone recommend some good live plants? If there is such a thing easy/carefree selections would be something I'd be interested in. Thanks!
Depending on amount of light you have, would depend on the kind of plants to get. If its a standard light, good choices would be mosses, anubia, java ferns. Some swords, but with swords you want to put plant tabs under them every couple of months for them to do real good.
I've never had good luck with swords. I believe I have some java ferns and they are going good without anything special. They were actually growing good before I got new lights. Now since I have better lighting (64 watts compared to my previous 32 watts) I'm excited to see how they do.
Maybe someone can take a look at my pic and ID the plants. It is the 55g center tank the 2 tall plants. Poor shot but maybe someone knows.
I agree Susan the tall plant is water sprite. Water wisteria will thrive in low light and be very bushy not long and lanky. I am leaning toward dwarf sagittaria subulata on the short one. I am not for certain though. But being low light I would have to say it is.
That would be my guess on the short one also, but like you said its hard to tell, and it doesn't look quite like what I have but then mine don't stay short like that. I have had to use it as a background plant in smaller tanks.
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