29 Gallon Tank Anubias Planted Tank

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Dennis57

In my opinion, you can never have enough live plants. Your tank looks good
 
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Joshtank

The more plants the better! Plants do more than just look good they hold so many benefits within the tank.
 
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jake37

10 platies for a 29 is probably too many. The nana will stay small - just grow longer. The barteri can get quite large but will take several years to become an issue in a 29. If the tank does not have co2 it might take 5 or 10 years.... so nothing to worry about today.
 
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Dennis57

10 platies for a 29 is probably too many. The nana will stay small - just grow longer. The barteri can get quite large but will take several years to become an issue in a 29. If the tank does not have co2 it might take 5 or 10 years.... so nothing to worry about today.
Without him overstocking he can go 14 platies at 2" long with no problem.
 
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86 ssinit

Just checked no limit on plants . Like the anubias!!
 
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jake37

We will have to disagree. Also platies tend to get a bit larger than 2" and he also have zebra. I have swordfishes in my 29 (which tend to run a bit larger than platies) but i find the limit to be around 4 (they constantly breed and as they become adults i cycle them out). Of course i have other stocking in the tank. Anyway I would start with 6 platies and then wait a few months to see how things pan out. Also be aware the platies you buy might (or might not) be adults.

Without him overstocking he can go 14 platies at 2" long with no problem.
 
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Bunkerchunk

Looks good! I’d also consider some plants that grow a little taller/faster than Anubias (sword, Val, wisteria etc.)
They’ll take up some more vertical space & help keep the algae down IMO...
 
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CrackerboxPalace

My 29 gallon tank just got done cycling and I added 3 types of anubias - anubias nana, anubias nana petite and anubias barteri. I'll be stocking the tank with 10-12 female platies and 12 zebra danios and i'm just wondering if I have too many plants in the tank?

I'm currently running a aquaclear 50 filter and a sunsun 302 canister filter.
beautiful tank! in terms of plants based on your stocking, the more the merrier of course if you cram it with stem plants the danios, being active swimmers, won't be the happiest but you've still got a lot of room for more plants.
 
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jake37

One plant that might be very good for you tank is PSO (Pogostemon Stellatus Octopus). This is a very easy to grow branching stem plant. The leaf structures makes it very favorable to fishes. Not sure of your light but if it is adequate this makes a nice plant to line the back of the tank.
 
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Dano83

One plant that might be very good for you tank is PSO (Pogostemon Stellatus Octopus). This is a very easy to grow branching stem plant. The leaf structures makes it very favorable to fishes. Not sure of your light but if it is adequate this makes a nice plant to line the back of the tank.

Hi Jake,
I'm using the Nicrew ClassicLed Gen 2 light. I just looked this plant up and it's really pretty.
 
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Mudminnow

The tank looks nice. Just so you know though, you will have to severely limit the light in a tank with only anubias. Anubias don't grow fast and aren't good at protecting themselves from algae.
 
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jake37

One great thing about live bearers is they will do an excellent job eating algae. Just under feed them and they will spend the day eating algae on the plants. Better than pleco or snails


The tank looks nice. Just so you know though, you will have to severely limit the light in a tank with only anubias. Anubias don't grow fast and aren't good at protecting themselves from algae.
 
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JeremyW

Anubias always looks great. Your pictures are making me want to get some more.
 
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kallililly1973

Tank looks nice the only thing I would be careful of is if u get any female platy s that are pregnant you could soon be overrun with fry if they don’t all get eaten. Just my .02
 
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SamEvans

No way is there too many plants. It looks awesome! I have a 10g with 4 different types of anubias, 3 flowering bucephalandra, 3 java ferns, and loads of java moss. All epiphyte plants. My tank does really well and they are growing fantastically. I also have platys too which a breeding readily! As are my cherry shrimp! I think your setup is great!
 
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Marioguerra94

I wish my anubis plants looked like this...
 
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Dano83

Thanks so much everyone. Is there any type of reddish color plants that roots that I could keep in a low light no co2 tank?
 
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Marioguerra94

Alternanthera reineckii
 

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CrackerboxPalace

Thanks so much everyone. Is there any type of reddish color plants that roots that I could keep in a low light no co2 tank?
ludwigia repens is my personal favourite
 
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Mudminnow

There are some red cryptocorynes and bucephalandras out there. They do fine in lower light,/no CO2. The buces can go very low light.
 
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jake37

There are a few reddish sword plants like melon. Most of these are also smaller. I personally have not had luck with Alternanthera reineckii in a low light low tech tank.
 
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