Originally Posted by HLewis1990
I'm adding plants to the tank on Thursday evening. I'm thinking 2-3 wisteria, 2 Anacharis, and maybe a 1-2 for a smaller low-light plant. Any suggestions? Maybe something that would look good in the foreground of the tank, assuming I plant the Wisteria/Anacharis in the background?
I went to PetSmart today and noticed the Wisteria they had there was very tall. If I do get tall Wisteria, can I simply plant it in the substrate rather than let it float? The height would be close to the top of the tank, and thus close to the light source... For more even light distribution, would two lights work?
If I do ground my plants in substrate would the little fertilizer pellets (Seachem) work if I placed them under the roots and then buried them in substrate?
I don't know about other plants than the 2 I mentioned, but you can go to the planted tank section and ask there.
I didn't mention that as the Anachris and Wisteria grow tall and then you pinch them in half and replant then they both grow tall and you pinch them in half and so on and so on. Eventually you're looking for someone to take your clippings because you don't have room for them. After my tank and plants got established , every 3-4 weeks I gave away a ziplock bag packed full of plants. Bettas love floating plants because it gives shade in the tank, they don't really like the spotlight. You can do both or either. Planted they will grow roots to hold themselves down but they don't feed through the roots. Feeding in the substrate will muck up your tank. Two lights are better than one in your case.