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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Plant suggestions

I am horrible with house plants...I even kill cactuses! So I'm looking for a nice easy plant for both betta tanks. I currently have some leafy thing in each tank. I don't know what type they are. One looks like a fern, the other one is just a leafy plant. Both were labeled fully submersible.

My substrate is not the typical freshwater substrate -- I opted to use black sand (I've anchored my plants with gravel, though). I guess I want a floating plant. Can someone name a couple of hardy ones?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 02:09 AM
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I like anubias and crypts. I also have anacharis which you can plant or let float. I'm letting mine float and they seem to be doing alright.

Make sure you have decent lighting though!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Fishy...I have the LEDs that came with the tank. Those would be fine, right? They would be pretty close to the light if they're floating.

OH I actually just saw that I do have crypts in my daughter's tank.

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Anubias is a good one. It is just a pretty slow grower, but other than that it is a great pretty plant. I have some anubias nana in my 46 gal
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 01:11 AM
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Hey Gosquidgo, sorry for the late reply. I have seen people say LEDs work with anubias. I don't have experience myself with that. I have an incandescent hood with bulbs from Petsmart.

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