Always start your focus on the lighting they are getting. Unless a very high tech category yours will probably be classed low light. So java ferns, anubias, java moss, bacopa, anacharis and most cryptocoryne (crypts). Beyond that most are pretty resialiant. You should look up how they get planted though.Hello! Before I buy my first aquarium plants in the future, I have a few questions:
Do plants have specific water parameters required?
Can you add plants at the start of a cycle?
Thanks for the tip! The fish I'm planning to buy might be stuff like ember tetras, honey gouramis, sterbaI cories, kuhlI loaches, BN pleco and stuff idk yet. Do u think they'll be okay around plants or a no no?Also consider if your plants will be tasty to your fish (if you are getting a goldfish they'll nibble and dig up some plants more than others.)
I have anubias and java fern in my tank - I'm especially happy with the look and ease of the anubias - in my opinion you can't go wrong with those.
Those fish should be fine with plants. It's mostly goldfish and large cichlids that are destructive towards plants.
Okay thanks! Since we have the same tank, is there any way to change the colours of the lights or does it require like a day night cycle thingy?Those fish should be fine with plants. It's mostly goldfish and large cichlids that are destructive towards plants.
Thanks for the helpSounds like an awesome tank already! The fish you listed shouldn't effect the plants.
Thanks for the tip and how long did it take to cycle ur tank?Also I just want to add that you will probably need to get another filter for the juwel rio 240. The filter that comes with it is really insufficient. I added 2 filters along with the one that came with the tank.
Thanks for the tipYou can make DIY root tabs if you want to save money. All you need is medicine capsules and organic fertiliser. I use these and I replace them every few months with about two in each plant pot. In your case you could put a few under each plant in the substrate.
There are also Seachem flourish tabs that are quite popular which have to be replaced every 3 months.
I'm not sure about the liquid fertiliser.