plant ideas

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by guppygrl, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. guppygrl

    guppygrl Valued Member Member

    i finally have my tank cycled and things are looking good.

    i want to add some real plants that are easy for a beginner. i do have hornwort but need ideas for good plants for fry to hide in. something that can float at the top and something for the buttom. i have gravel at the bottom. it's a 38 gallon hex.

    thanks.
     
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning Guppy :)

    A few links to help you out while you wait for more responses:

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/content/125-tips-successful-planted-aquarium.html

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/plants/beginners.php

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=768+791&pcatid=791

    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/aquarium-plants/121089-quick-reference-plant-list.html

    I've had good success and am having good success with Anubia Nana and other types of Anubias, Banana Plants, Marimo Balls, Java Ferns.

    Ken
     
  3. OP
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    guppygrl

    guppygrl Valued Member Member

    thanks for the links. lots of great information! i have a dozen fry i want to release into the community tank but they need more plants to hide in. going to set up a new small tank but it'll take a bit of time before it's cycled and ready for them.
     
  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello,

    Dwarf Water Lettuce would work for fry. The roots get so long on this floating plant and look very cool :) They could hide well within the roots.

     

    Ken
     
  5. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    I will quite often use wisteria as well, it can be left floating and does fine, but also allows alot of room for movement within the plants. The water lettuce is also a really cool floating plant, and Ken is right the roots are a nice feature that does allow for hiding of smaller fry.

    Both are easy plants to keep and will thrive in about ANY condition.
     
  6. s

    ssubbie1231 New Member Member

    Ammazon sword plant is hardy and pretty and also moneywort puts out roots from the stems and is good to hide in.
     
  7. OP
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    guppygrl

    guppygrl Valued Member Member

    is the dwarf lettuce easy to find at LFS? sounds perfect. I'm going out soon and will check that out. thanks everyone!
     




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