I'll be putting plants today! I have never had a planted tank before..Found a kid on craigslist selling a bunch of jungle val cheap and yes I know they grow too tall for 10 gallon but I will be cutting them at water level whenever they grow too tall. I couldn't pass up getting 25 plants for $15..If anyone has advice..I have pfs and will be doing research on if I need ferts or not so feel free to input.
sounds good :) dont go too tab happy =D let the plants settle in before you use them. I personally dont think that 25 jungle vals for $15 is a good price (you will know when you grow them yourself!) but they are intriguing plants :) if you decide not to trim them, their long leaves will float along the surface of the water and create quite an effect.
Certainly if you plan on getting other plants, plant the val around the edges of the tank and towards the back :)
That's what I like about them..I want to space them enough so that my fish can swim through them..I just want to cover about a third of my tank in a sort of triangle from the right front corner to just a bit passed the back middle. I have a good size terracotta pot that I will go in front of the plants and I may fill a bit of the left side with a small driftwood piece with Jave fern later on.