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Choosing plants for my tank

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Hi, all!

I want to start using live plants in my tanks because I think that they'd look a lot better than the fake ones that I have in there now. I know that different plants needs different lighting, so I was curious as to which plants would be good for my tank.

I have a 3.5 gallon tank with LED lighting (it has red, green, blue and regular lights.) I usually keep the lights on the setting with all four of them on during the day for about 12-13 hours and I have gravel substrate. I have a Hawkeye Aquarium 180, if that helps (

I was thinking of getting some Anubias for sure, maybe some Java Fern and I was gonna get a Moss ball. Any help/ideas?

P.S: What about trimming the plants? I've been doing mild research, but I haven't learned a thing about it :(

Thank you for any help!
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I appreciate all your help, Kiomaiden! :)

Hornwort, as you described it, sounds like a great plant! I didn't know that the anubias had to be attached to driftwood. How would you attach it and where would you get driftwood in the first place? I would let it float, but I'm scared that it'll block the light in my tank.

Another question (I'm full of them, sorry!): What should I do as far as water changes? Should I do a 50%/week with 100% changes a month or what?
Thanks for all the help, everyone!

Koimaiden:I do a 100% water change a week, since it's a 3.5 gallon. And thanks for the info about attaching them to driftwood. I plan on getting a Kritter Keeper relatively soon, so we'll see if driftwood will fit in there or not.

Bombalurina: Crypts sounds so cool! I haven't really read anything about them, though. I'll have to check them out :)
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