Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
When I set up my 5g NPT I used a lot of the plants mentioned in OFL's sticky - cabomba, giant hygro, wisteria, duckweed, frogbit, guppy grass. I also have a random crypt from Petco, an amazon sword, vallisneria spiralis, anubais and some subswassertang in my tank. I think I started with one or two of each in my 5g tank, and I think as a general rule more is better when starting an NPT.
I asked at my local Petsmart if they had any trumpet snails and they gave me some for free...I'm very glad I got them, they burrow in the soil and help keep it aerated. They also eat some algae and decaying plant matter...all in all are good to have.