Live aquarium plant newbie

Sarahboone811

So I’ve only recently gotten into live aquarium plants but like them quite a bit so I now have quite a few, I’ve been trying to get ones so far that don’t need anything added to the tank like co2 or fertilizer or special lighting or anything else. So far plants that have done well are Java moss, Java ferns (regular Java fern, narrow leaf, and windelov), anubias barteri, some sort of rotala, and another that I’m not sure what it’s called. The other day I got a hornwart as well and really like it, I was thinking of going back for more for my other tanks but read online because it grows so fast it may need fertilizer especially if there are other plants in the tank. I’ve got ghost and cherry shrimp, snails and African dwarf frogs and know fertilizers can be tricky so does anyone have any opinions or recommendations? I saw seachem flourish says it’s shrimp safe but it has mixed reviews and what about my frogs? I definitely don’t want to risk them at all. Thanks for any help or tips! :) would also love if anyone could identify these two plants as well!
 

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CoconutTheBetta

So I’ve only recently gotten into live aquarium plants but like them quite a bit so I now have quite a few, I’ve been trying to get ones so far that don’t need anything added to the tank like co2 or fertilizer or special lighting or anything else. So far plants that have done well are Java moss, Java ferns (regular Java fern, narrow leaf, and windelov), anubias barteri, some sort of rotala, and another that I’m not sure what it’s called. The other day I got a hornwart as well and really like it, I was thinking of going back for more for my other tanks but read online because it grows so fast it may need fertilizer especially if there are other plants in the tank. I’ve got ghost and cherry shrimp, snails and African dwarf frogs and know fertilizers can be tricky so does anyone have any opinions or recommendations? I saw seachem flourish says it’s shrimp safe but it has mixed reviews and what about my frogs? I definitely don’t want to risk them at all. Thanks for any help or tips! :) would also love if anyone could identify these two plants as well!
Hey! If I were to guess, the plant in the first photo is some species of bacopa or moneywort.
 

Sarahboone811

Hey! If I were to guess, the plant in the first photo is some species of bacopa or moneywort.
Found it! It looks like bacopa monnieri or ‘moneywart’, thank you!!
 

CoconutTheBetta

Found it! It looks like bacopa monnieri or ‘moneywart’, thank you!!
Woo hoo! Also, for liquid fertilizer recommendations, I heard Thrive and Aquarium Co-op have good ones!
For root tabs, I use this one off of Etsy. At first, I hated it because it leaked plenty of ammonia and nitrites into my aquarium as a result my betta got dropsy. BUT, I put it in an empty tank, and my plants are thriving! My sword has one new leaf a week! If you have enough BB established though, I think your tank will be fine. I have one betta in that tank so I think the BB that was established was overwhelmed with the amount of excess ammonia and nitrite that was in the tank.
Woo hoo! Also, for liquid fertilizer recommendations, I heard Thrive and Aquarium Co-op have good ones!
For root tabs, I use this one off of Etsy. At first, I hated it because it leaked plenty of ammonia and nitrites into my aquarium as a result my betta got dropsy. BUT, I put it in an empty tank, and my plants are thriving! My sword has one new leaf a week!
Root Tabs for Aquarium Use | Etsy
 

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