Where To Start With Planting A Tank?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by jaymethy, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. jaymethy

    jaymethyValued MemberMember

    I have an already set up 10G tall tank. It currently has a gravel substrate and a clip on LED light. How would I even go about thinking about getting this thing planted?
     
  2. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    1st figure out if you want hi or low tech and if your light is low medium or high output.
     
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    jaymethy

    jaymethyValued MemberMember

    I'm pretty sure it is a low output light, but I have emailed the manufacturer for confirmation.
    And I want low tech. I can't keep terrestrial plants alive for the life of me, so I don't want to be too ambitious.
     
  4. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Have a look at a list of low light plants and decide what you like. Anubis and java fern are low light and easy. Swords will do ok too but will need root tabs.
     
  5. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    I would start by watching youtube videos on planted tanks, George Farmer, ADU aquascaping, Aquapros are good channels. Don't purchase or commit to anything without extensive research :)
     
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    jaymethy

    jaymethyValued MemberMember

    I'll look into all of those, thanks. What about any short foreground plants? like a moss for example?

    When I do decide what I want, am I best off just buying one or two and adding more after some time, or to just jump right in and plant the whole thing?
     
  7. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Mosses will be ok not sure how s. Repens will do low light but i think they would be ok. If your going low tech you you can do a few at a time.