Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
1. There are so many recommendations! I love my amazon swords. java fern, anubias, anarchis, money wort, vallisneria, and some crypts also get pretty tall. There really are a ton to choose from!
2. For rooted plants you'll want root tabs, for stem's you'll want to get liquid, I use Seachem Flourish, highly recommended by a lot of different people on different forums. I dont use root tabs yet, none of my rooted need them so far.
3. You'll want to get compact flourescent lights. 2 watts per gallon+ at around 6500K -- I got mine from walmart in the fish section --Aquaculture aquarium bulb, they go for about $5 a piece, but well worth the money. I've never been able to grow anything under incandescent lighting, which is what comes in the kit you're talking about unless it is a flourescent tube
4. Some plants can be floated like hornwort, cabomba, frogbit, duckweed, dwarf water lettuce, etc. The ones that are potted are recommended to be taken out and buried in the gravel, but it isnt necessary. Stem plants however need to be planted in gravel.
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders