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Old 12-11-2012, 11:15 AM   #1 
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best plants for new 20gallon

I just upgraded to a 20 gallon for my beta and his 8 snail friends , he was in a 10 gallon. I had some lily pads and some plant called betta plant and duckweed I dont really know what it was. Now im wondering what plants to put into my new 20. Should i want till after I do my fishless cycle? And also Is hornwort poisonous, some people are telling me it is.
Is there anything better then duckweed that doesnt care if the filter moves it as much. that would die alot when the filter moved it around.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:39 AM   #2 
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If you want a fast grower go for anarchis.
Rooted plants - amazon sword, java fern, anubias
Floaters: amazon frogbit is bigger than duckweed and grows pretty fast. Cabomba and hornwort are good too. I highly doubt hornwort is poisonous.
Stem plants- bacopa, money wart, rotala, water wisteria.
There are ALOT of choices out there! I would suggest getting low lights to start with though
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #3 
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what kind of lighting do you have?
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Water Onion.
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what kind of lighting do you have?
Im not what bulb it is. Its a florecent tube. Ill have to look
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #7 
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aemaki gave you some really good choices for beginner plants that should do well under any light (and they're fun to grow) - good idea to check out what you have, though, in case you need to replace the bulb - which you will after a year anyway, as bulbs get old and don't help the plants any more.
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aemaki gave you some really good choices for beginner plants that should do well under any light (and they're fun to grow) - good idea to check out what you have, though, in case you need to replace the bulb - which you will after a year anyway, as bulbs get old and don't help the plants any more.
alright, I will replace the bulb since I bought it used, and the hood was made in 1994 so Who knows how long the bulb was in there. Any recommendations on what bulb to go get?

(my last post made no sense because i was trying to type on my phone at work LOL)
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:45 AM   #9 
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Oh another thing, What substrate should i use for plants? DO i have to get fine gravel or will larger pebbles work?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:02 AM   #10 
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A 6500k full spectrum or floral bulb. You are going I want atleast 2watts per gallon. And I'd try local home improvement stores and walmart before going to get them at a Pet store they are way overpriced there.
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