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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Too many plants for a 10 gallon?

so I want to do a fairly heavily planted 10 gallon tank for a Betta and a small shoal of Pygmy Cories, but I don't know if I've picked too many plants to fit comfortably. I haven't purchased them yet, but I just want to know if there are any changes I should make.

3 Anacharis Najas
2 Amazon Swords
1 Hornwort
1 Anubias Hastifolia or Congensis
2 Melon Swords
1 Watersprite
2 Java Ferns
2 Anubias Barteri
1 Marimo Moss Ball
1 Dwarf Hairgrass
1 Giant Micro Sword
1 Baby Tears (floating at the surface)
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 11:27 AM
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Sounds good to me.


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Sounds good to me too. Swords will eventually outgrow the tank though. I heard Echinodorus Kleiner Prinz is a good sword for smaller tanks.
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Oops, didn't see Amazon Swords. They will get much larger than a 10 gallon. My Kleiner Prinz was too large for a 12" high tank. When yu consider the substrate you need to stick to plants/Swords which stay under 10". 'Tropica,' 'Gabrieli,' 'Parviflorus,' 'Xingu' and 'Pygmy Chain Sword Broadleaf.'


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I saw Parviflorus sword at a Petsmart store near me last year. You might want to check out!
https://www.petsmart.com/fish/suppli...ml?cgid=300070


I've always wanted Oriental sword. Sadly I can't. No room for a bigger tank :(
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You can have bigger Swords IF you are willing to trim the larger leaves and only keep the baby ones. Unfortunately, sometimes the leaves you want are the mature ones.


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sword outgrowing my 40 breeder
literally takes up exactly half, which is a 20 gallon cube of light-blocking bush

meow ^~^
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KitKat that is HUGE! Looks like I wait until the community moves to a 50g tank for a mother Amazon sword ^^

Livvy you might consider crypts and giant hair grass in place of the plants that would get too large I'm going to be using them in my sorority update ^^ the giant hair grass looks amazing in the background. I've never kept baby tears alive they just don't like me :/

When you get everything set up we would love pictures ^^

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I ended up doing
3 Anacharis Najas
1 Hornwort
1 Anubias Congensis
2 Melon Swords
2 Java Ferns
2 Anubias Barteri
1 Marimo Moss Ball
1 Baby Tears (floating at the surface)
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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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