What would be some good plants for a planted tank?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by crawfishcrazy27, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. crawfishcrazy27Well Known MemberMember

    What would be some good plants for a 29G long planted aquarium with a sand substrate? I also have a vanilla lobster if that would change anything.


  2. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    Good beginner low-light plants are Anubias (tied to hardscape) Java Fern or Windelov Java Fern (tied to hardscape), Cryptcoryne Species, Dwarf Sagitaria, Pennywort, Mosses, and Pellia.
  3. crawfishcrazy27Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks! Do you know how to dirt an aquarium also? I am planning on dirting it, put the plants in, then sand, then decor, water, fish, etc. If I got anything wrong in the list please help :)
    Thanks in Advance!

  4. CLamValued MemberMember

    My favorite combo is anacharis + java moss, because I float the anacharis, which shades the lower lighted java moss below. Although some people have trouble tending anacharis, I never have.
  5. TKDennisonValued MemberMember

  6. CLamValued MemberMember

    Coming to Fish Lore, I suddenly feel very lucky. I was the quiet little nerd in grade school, and my best friend was the mouthpiece, and she told me to get anacharis because it's an easy beginner's plant. Anacharis was one of those unkillable things in my tank. Then I grow up an go online and I learn that anacharis can "melt", by which you mean all the leaves deteriorate and tear away, right?

    It'd probably be unwise for me to try my hand at swords, having cichlids and all...been trying to get my hands on some hornwort, but somehow all the LFS have run dry. ATM all my plants are free floating, for obvious reasons.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  7. crawfishcrazy27Well Known MemberMember

    Does anyone know an aquatic plant dealer (possibly also deals decor) and they could either PM me it or just post it below? Thanks!

  8. TKDennisonValued MemberMember

    I buy a lot of plants from aqua bid. I have had great luck with almost everything (except the anacharis! lol)
  9. crawfishcrazy27Well Known MemberMember


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