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Old 04-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #171 
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Sounds like a good plan!
I'd also look into crypts. They do great in low light and are very low care (other tan the initial melt.)
Maybe look at plant packages on Aquabid? Most of those are low light options and you can find some really great deals pretty regularly. The last package I got filled my entire 28 gallon for $30 shipped.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #172 
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Thanks! Is there a good type of crypt for a smaller tank? I've been told they will grow too large for my ten gallon.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #173 
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Um, crypt petchii or parva would work. I think petchii gets a little larger, but both stay small, parva is considered a foreground plant.
Oh crypt lutea would work as well
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:59 PM   #174 
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Oh, lol, sorry, I think I got crypts confused with swords :p I'm probably getting another anubias plant, a crypt, mini duckweed, hornwort, and I'll check out those other plants that you said. Thanks!

I'm hoping my water sprite starts to take off like that, lol :)
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #175 
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For crypts, wendtii stays nice and small, easily fit in your 10 gallon. I have spiralis in my 10 gallon, but I went for the mad jungle look. They're draped across the top of the water in a tangle. Wendtii is under the driftwood, spiralis is taking over the top.

Tanks specs (since it's show and tell):

10g tank running two baffled HOB filters
Eco-complete substrate with root tabs
Finnex Fugeray 20" light
CO2 injected, weekly fertilizer added (Flourish for trace nutrients, not currently dosing macros), weekly water change
Flora: Crypt spiralis and wendtii, corkscrew vals, myrio, bacopa carolingia, dwarf hair grass, java and Christmas moss, cabomba, red ludwiga in the back where no one can see it and probably dying
Fauna: VT male (Lucky), 3 oto catfish, 2 nerite snails, ??? baby ramshorn snails


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Old 04-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #176 
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Gandalf and Merlin

Both are 6.6 gallon tanks. I haven't really done much with live plants other then the ones I put in when I first set them up. I don't really know that much about planted tanks yet but the plants I do have seem to be doing well.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:11 PM   #177 
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I'll have to try and get some better pics as you can't really see the whole tank. I just wanted to see if I could actually get them on here.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #178 
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I love the drift wood in the second picture!! Is it real?
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #179 
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Love all of your planted tanks! The jungle look is always amazing! :)
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:29 PM   #180 
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I love the drift wood in the second picture!! Is it real?
Thank you, unfortunately no, the plants are real but the drift wood is not. I got it at Petco. I would love to find some real drift wood but all the pieces I've seen are huge and very expensive. I'd also like to add a lot more plants, but I'm new to this and can't really afford to buy plants that wont live, so I'm taking it slow until I can research it more. It's hard to get the look I want with different height plants because the tanks are only 9 inches deep, so even my wenditti looks huge in them. Lol
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