So, I'm planning a planted tank. My substrate should be arriving tomorrow, and I already have most of the plants I'll be starting with. It'll be a low-light, low-tech set up. I have a 10 watt 6500k light, for a 5 gallon tank.
Here's a rough sketch of what I'm thinking for a layout. It's totally not to scale, just in case anyone's wondering. :)
The black line on the left is where the filter sits in the rim of the tank.
I still don't know what plants I'll use for the areas labeled 7. I'm trying to go with stuff that's fast-growing, can be anchored into the substrate without rotting out, will do well in my tank, and is easy & cheap to get.
So far anacharis and hygrophila difformis seem to be the easiest ones for me to get, but anacharis looks like it might not like the temps my tank will be at, and the hygrophila wouldn't like how short my tank is. (The tank part itself is only about 10" tall, and that's counting the depth of the substrate.)
I was talking to a friend about the possibility of her sending me some of the plant she's growing that she can't identify, but then something happened tonight that looks like it'll be pushing back those talks for a while.
So, thoughts? Suggestions?