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That sounds very good.

I've never actually wondered about whether you can have too many plants. But I don't have much plants either.

When I first got my 2.5 gallon. I started with live, and loved them.

2 Anacharis
1 Drifwood
1 Anubias Nana
2 Moss Balls.

But now I have different plants.

1 Anubias Congenis - Good plant
1 Driftwood
2 Moss Balls
1 Amazon Sword.
A sword in 2.5gallons?!
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Amazon Swords are not suitable for a 2.5 gallon unless one has at least a 24" high tank where it can be transferred. Anubias congensis attains a height of 16". Mine is slightly taller. Neither is suitable for a 12" 10 gallon. Marimo Moss Balls are not plants but a slow-growing form of algae. I don't think mine have gotten any larger in 2+ years.

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I sucussfully kept Amazon Swords in a 2.5 gal tank with no issues. At one time that was the only kind of plant I had in the tank.


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I have a sword in a 3g it's been in there for about 4 years now and it was really really small now it's around 6 inches tall ^^

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A sword in 2.5gallons?!
I realize that this plant isn't suitable for this tank size, but it receives much light, and it is perfectly healthy. I also have much experience with live plants.
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There are all kinds of broad-leaf Swords ~ from those that only reach 6" or so to Amazon Swords which can reach 24"+. Sometimes, instead of growing tall they grow out. I had one in a five and it spread from side to side or 16" before I placed in a friend's larger tank. It was the only plant in the tank and I absolutely loved the look. However they grow they are beautiful plants. Using Iron tabs makes them (and other Swords and red plants) more robust.

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When your plants arrive. Be sure to find the string on the java fern. There is a 99% chance you have multiple plants tied together. Took me forever to figure that out! Don't forget to post a picture when you set everything up. I'm sure everyone would love to see!

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It's not a great picture, but this is the tank all set up! The moss ball didn't sink until the morning after I took the picture lol
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I love it!!! The tank looks like a jungle (In the best way possible).

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There are all kinds of broad-leaf Swords ~ from those that only reach 6" or so to Amazon Swords which can reach 24"+. Sometimes, instead of growing tall they grow out. I had one in a five and it spread from side to side or 16" before I placed in a friend's larger tank. It was the only plant in the tank and I absolutely loved the look. However they grow they are beautiful plants. Using Iron tabs makes them (and other Swords and red plants) more robust.
I was wondering why I have seen that many types can grow up to 20"+ But I got the ones that don't surpass 10".
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