Ooh, I just looked it up and that looks great! I'll definitely be ordering some of that.
On your anarchis, let it be.
Do you fertilise?
Okay, plants for tall tanks you say? I think drawing the eye vertically is always good with taller tanks, so..
Foreground: Grasslikeplant, perhaps dwarf sag.
middleground: Java Fern var. 'narrow leaf' or 'needle leaf', crypt wendtii, flame or willow moss, crinum calastratum (sp?), dwarf lily, dwarf lotus.
Background: Cryptocoryne Spiralis, Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis, Echinodoris var 'vesuvious', Hygrophila augustofolia, vallisnera (but they get tall), crinum sp, aponogeton sp.
I haven't had a chance to go to a petstore to pick up some fertilizer, so no I don't. I also wasn't sure if the anacharis needed root tabs or if it could use liquid fertilizer (which I'd prefer to use because it looks easier). Next time I go I'll pick some up, along with a new light that's a bit better. (the light I'm currently using came with my tank a decade ago)
Thank you so much for that list! Some of those are exactly what I'm looking for, but they aren't anything I've seen locally so I'll have to order online. Do you have any experience with ordering live plants from ebay? I found some of those plants there and they were pretty inexpensive. . .
Originally Posted by ItsKourtneyYoC8
Hi! I have a 20 tall too, well techincally a 22 cube but I had a similar problem with plants, with stocking it too. lol Right now I have 2 snails, an apple and a nerite and a unknown type of baby snail I found in my tank yesterday! And a temporary baby clown loach but my fiance is getting me a 50 gallon for him and a few more loaches.
As for plants I have 2 aponogetons, some type of wendii, red I think, water wisteria[floating], Anarchis[floating] and my favorite, RED LILY!
I highly reccommend you get some lily bulbs for a 20 high, they are awesome and once they start sprouting they grow every day.
This is my lily on November 17th
And this one is from just now
And +1 to Aokashi on the Jungle Val!
P.s Once I get the 50 gallon I think I might make this into a sorority too but with a bunch of snails :3
Oh wow, that looks so pretty! I'll try to get some of that too, if it grows fast that would be perfect too.
If you don't want to get big into tech (high lights / CO2 / ferts) I'd recommend stems like Anacharis or Wisteria. Wisteria will grow like mad and sucks up tons of ammonia in the process. Seriously, you can't NOT grow wisteria. I had a little torn off piece of leaf (just the tip) that got stuck behind my filter, it sprouted roots and started growing a whole new plant.
I have the exact opposite of a green thumb, so impossible-to-kill would be perfect for me lol! All of my anacharis survived 12 days of no electricity with limited sunlight, which is pretty impressive!