03-18-2008, 11:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
| | plant selection - comments?
hi i am starting a 50 gallon planted. i already have the filter, fluorite (natural color) and a big piece of driftwood at hand.
here's what i am intending to use as far as plants are concerned. any comments would be very welcome. i am aiming for a relatively easy maintenance tank that has good color, variety in terms of height, color, textures etc.
Hemianthus callitrichoides ('lawn' in the front areas of the tank)
Baby tears (near the driftwood)
Cryptocoryne wendtii (take up area towards the back of the tank)
Anubias Nana (take up space around the base of the wood
Java fern narrow (to attach on the wood)
Red Tiger Lotus (center piece type of plant)
Dwarf hair grass (near driftwood)
the driftwood will be placed on the side of the tank, while the red tiger lotus will dominate the middle area.
i purposely chose some plants that do not need HUGE amounts of light - crypts, anubias and java fern as the tiger lotus i've been told gets quite large and will be shading a lot of the bottom of the tank area. lighting is from a 36" hagen T5.
let me know what you guys think!