Best plants for 20 gallon Walstad Method?

SQW

I want to remake my fish tank using the Walstad Method. The best plants I have for this are Lutea crypts and an amazon sword. What other plants would be great for this method. Also want some general advice. Should I use a filter? Since I plan on using an air pump to provide oxygen for the very beginning of the method.
 

Kribensis27

Most plants will do well like this. If you keep up with water changes, have tooons of plants, keep only small fish, and have some surface disruption, I don’t think a filter is a total necessity.
 
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SQW

Most plants will do well like this. If you keep up with water changes, have tooons of plants, keep only small fish, and have some surface disruption, I don’t think a filter is a total necessity.

Do you have any recommendations for fast growing, rooted plants? Or plants in general? Personally not a big fan of hornwort
 
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YellowGuppy

Do you have any recommendations for fast growing, rooted plants? Or plants in general? Personally not a big fan of hornwort
Hornwort does have a reputation for rapid growth and consumption of waste, but it certainly isn't your only option! The basic rule of thumb is that most st plants will be fast growers and help keep your tank clean. Stargrass, cabomba, ludwigia, hygrophila, and countless other choices can all be used to a similar effect. Slower growing plants (anubias, java ferns, mosses, etc.) will have a less appreciable effect on your water quality.
 
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Kribensis27

Ludwigia, rotala, cabomba, bacopa, limnophila, pogostemon, hygrophila, anacharis, floaters, and various others will all grow quickly and improve your water quality immensely in this type of setup.
 
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YellowGuppy

Side note: I feel like Kribensis27 and I spend half the day following each other around threads agreeing with each other. Well met, stranger!
 
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Donovan Jones

Personally I'd do a sword, some ludwigia and myriophillum in the back, dwarf sag and hairgrass carpet and then some medium size red and brown crypts.
Gives a nice color palette and texture contrast.
 
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Kribensis27

Side note: I feel like Kribensis27 and I spend half the day following each other around threads agreeing with each other. Well met, stranger!
Pretty much !
 
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goldface

I grew S. repens in a Walstad setup, and they did very well. I did not use a filter in mine.
 
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AcornTheBetta

I want to remake my fish tank using the Walstad Method. The best plants I have for this are Lutea crypts and an amazon sword. What other plants would be great for this method. Also want some general advice. Should I use a filter? Since I plan on using an air pump to provide oxygen for the very beginning of the method.
Not filter! That's cheating! Foo the Flowerhorn covers all this in this video.
 
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