29 Gallon Plant Questions Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Lollipop0912, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    So Hi Fishlorians.
    If I ever do a dwarf puffer/betta sorority tank, I'm wondering what plants I can easily grow to get them both looking like jungles. (Darn you youtube, you always give me great ideas but MTS can't win today!)
    So far, in the same tank with the same light, here's whats growing:
    Lots of java fern
    Anubias
    Lots of Marimo Moss Balls
    A struggling sword.
    So here are my questions:
    1. What types of plants that grow tall could I add to this tank?
    2. Will they grow like bushes?
    3. What fertilizer would you recommend for them? (I'm thinking flourish?)
    4. What carpeting plant would you guys recommend using?
    5. Do I need CO2 for these suggestions?
    6. What plants have you found in your tanks that grow like weeds?
    7. What fertilizer would you use for the current plants in the tank?
    (I'd love to see pics... Hopefully they'll ease Multiple Tank Syndrome)
    Here is a pic of my 30 freshwater now: (Ps. Lights were just turned on and food delivered when the pic was taken. So, some of the fish may look a little stressed out.)
    Thanks for any/all advice.
    Ps. I'm willing to do CO2 maybe 2 times per month for a few hours each time. I really don't want to invest is a super expensive CO2 distributer.
    Edit: All the rocks you see here are just screaming to be betta and puffer caves.
     
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  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    You can try jungle vals, they get pretty tall.
    They don’t need a fertilizer, but will appreciate it.
    Carpeting plants usually need Co2, you might be able to do staurogyne repens, that’s an easier type of carpeting plant to grow.

    Jungle Vals are the best plants I have owned, they grew quick!
    You can use Seachem Florish, Excel or Comprehensive.
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    Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Do you have any other suggestions as for tall growing plants? I’ve read a little about wisteria? What about dwarf sag? Thanks for the reply.
    Ps. Your betta looks amazing! Is it a half moon dumbo?
     




  4. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    I have found that I can grow hornwort like no one's business!! I put it in my tank from my pond.. it was taking over my pond.. and it grew almost 2 inches in 3 days!!! I might have to sell some if I run out of tank room!!!lol
     
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    Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the reply. Do you fertilize with anything or just nutrients from your fish?
     
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    Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

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  7. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    Just from my fish!!
    And I have never had any of them so I can not comment!!!:)
     
  8. O

    Outlaw0357 New Member Member

    If you have puffers then avoid wisteria as they will make a meal of it. Stick with anubius and java fern.
     
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    Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks. What about carpet plants? Any recomendations?
    And what about rotala and dwarf sag?
     
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    Outlaw0357 New Member Member

    S.repens and pygmy chain sword.
     
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    Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Thanks so much.
    I’m thinking on the puffer side I’ll do some java fern, anubias, Marimo moss balls,hornwort, maybe some chain swords and s. Repens.
    On the betta side, I’ll do some Marimo moss balls, s. Repens, rotala, And lots of jungle Vals .
    Any last thoughts?
     
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    Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Thanks so much.
    I’m thinking on the puffer side I’ll do some java fern, anubias, Marimo moss balls,hornwort dwarf chains and s. Repens.
    On the betta side, I’ll do some lMarimo moss balls, s. Repens, rotala, And lots of jungle Vals .
    Any last thoughts?
     
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