Good Plants?

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I'm a beginner learning to grow plants.
Please look at the list of plants below that I'm considering to get next.
Any warnings come with any of them?
I'm choosing from this list because I'm assuming they'll be good beginner plants.

Here's my tank situation:

20g tall
25g
  • 8 BST, 2 Black Loach, 5 Kuhlii Loach
  • BDBS
  • Beamswork EA
  • Amazon Sword, Java Fern, Java Moss, Wisteria, Green Cabomba, Hornwort
  • No ferts, no Co2

LEMON BACOPA - Bacopa caroliniana

CARDAMINE LYRATA - Cardamine lyrata

CRYPTOCORYNE RETROSPIRALIS, BARE ROOT - Cryptocoryne retrospiralis

BRAZILIAN PENNYWORT - Hydrocotyle leucocephalia

BANANA PLANT - Nymphoides aquatica

DIANDRA - Didiplis diandra

RANGERI SWORD - Echinodorus argentinensis

BROADLEAF CHAIN SWORD - Echinodorus quadricostatus

MONEYWORT - Bacopa monnieri

MOSS BALL - Cladophora aegagropila

CRYPTOCORYNE WENDTII - Cryptocoryne wendtii
 

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You'll have a problem with the bushy, fast growing plants like the cabomba and hornwort as well as banana plant. They need tons of light and a dose of ferts and co2. THERE IS a way to grow them in low tech, though I have no idea how. If you watch the low tech aquarium videos on Foo the Flowerhorn's youtube channel you could probably find out.
 

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Yeah I concur with Discus-Tang, especially the Cabomba and some of the others on your wish list. Indeed ferts and CO2 especially on a 20 gal tall, a high tank like that needs mad deep PAR adjustment(s). And possibly with the Bacopa as well. The 25 gal not as critical, but both should be taken with almost equal consideration in contrast to the tank's specs etc.

However to directly answer your question, yes, those are all perfect choices sir!
 
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Thanks guys
So far Hornwort is growing very well in the 25g (been in for a month), but the Cabomba has struggled.

I'm learning toward Pennywort and Moneywort next.
I'm also curious about Dwarf Sag and wondering if I'd be able to pull it off without ferts & Co2
 

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CO2 isn’t a requirement, but ferts are, even in low tech. CO2 is present at low levels in water naturally, while tap water does not contain enough plant nutrients. I would look into EI dosing for low tech tanks
 
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