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Hi!

So, I'm saving for a bigger tank for my beloved female Betta. Instead of doing a bunch of fake plants, I wanted to do a planted tank for her!

The tank will be 2.5 gallons and have a filter and heater. For substrate I wanted to do black sand. Other decorations will be the Petco Broken Jug Ornament (on their website), river rocks, and shells ( both of these are from the dollar store and have already been proven to be safe in my aquariums). The lighting will be from a very bright bedside lamp unless I can find a good 2.5 gallon tank lid with lights.
I really wanted to do some assorted Anubias from Petco, maybe some java moss, and some type of grass like plant. I was also wanting some kind of tall plant for the back,like hornwort, or something like that. Are there any types of plants that look like grass that I could put in? Sorry of that sounds kind of stupid, but I'm new to planted tanks. I'm just really looking for low maintenance and low light plants for my Betta.:-D
 

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Dwarf hair grass or microsword would provide the grass effect you're looking for. Moneywort or Mint(Creeping) Charlie could make nice background plants in a small tank. Hope all goes well!
 

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Thank you!!!

I love the idea of dwarf Hairgrass!!! I also love the look of the moneywort you mentioned :-D

So far I'm thinking

Some assorted Anubias tied to a small pile of rocks
Moneywort in the back corner
Dwarf Hairgrass here and there on the bottom until it grows out into a little carpet
Maybe some Java Moss also tied to some rocks

Sound good?:-D
 

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Been a few days but id like to suggest activeflora for your substrate. I had black sand, made the switch and honestly loove it. It looks awesome and helps the plants :p
 
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