Newbie To Plants. Need To Know Care.

FishFor2018
  • #1
Hello I just added some new plants to my tank and want to know the best way to take care of them! I have a led plant light on it that I believe is a 50watt and I keep it on for 6-7 hours a day. All the plants I have are...... 1 Anubias, 1 Amazon Sword, like 7 or 8 Java Ferns, 1 Rotala, 2 Asian Water Ferns, 1 Pennywort, and 1 Hornwort. I need to know if they require more lighting, less lighting, or if it’s fine, do they NEED CO2, can I just place root tabs down and if so under what plant, and anything else I should know!

Thank You!
 
Bryangar
  • #2
Those are easy plants. No co2 and don't need high lighting. I’d add root tabs under the sword.
What lighting do you have?
 
FishFor2018
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Those are easy plants. No co2 and don't need high lighting. I’d add root tabs under the sword.
What lighting do you have?
I can get pictures around 1 tomorrow of the box it came in (I’m on vaca rn) but it was called plant light and someone on here said it is usually used on greenhouses. It’s like a reddish pinkish color. It’s 50 watt I believe
 
Bryangar
  • #4
I can get pictures around 1 tomorrow of the box it came in (I’m on vaca rn) but it was called plant light and someone on here said it is usually used on greenhouses. It’s like a reddish pinkish color. It’s 50 watt I believe
Ohhh I remember that. I think it should be fine for the plants you have, as long as it has a good spread.
 
FishFor2018
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Ohhh I remember that. I think it should be fine for the plants you have, as long as it has a good spread.
Well I have the majority of plants closer to the light but I also have a light purple background covering all sides but the front. The light comes in from the side so.
 
Annie's bettas
  • #6
It is suggested that you use Co2 for any ferns, although I ( personally) recommend Co2 for all plants for the best result. They do well in TopFin lighting if that sheds any light on that ( Lol, sorry for pun). I don't use root tabs and am doing great with all of them. I will say that my Java ferns aren't growing, and I have learned that they do best if attached by thread to rocks! I will say that in my case, my Java fern/ El Nino Fern have sprouted little sprouts from their leaves that I can just pry off and I get a few free plants out of the deal! That's all I can tell ya! Hope it helps!
 

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