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I have a 1.5 g fresh with fry, set up Sunday w/water from 25 g established tank.

I do not have "real" plants, only fake. I'm a little apprehensive as most people I have talked to find the idea of plants a bit overwhelming.

I would like to start plants in the "fry" tank and possibly transfer to larger tank over time.

Any suggestions to get started?

Tia!
 

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Welcome to Aquatic Plant growing! It can be overwhelming when you first start learning what you need to know, but it soon becomes mostly routine.

I suggest not starting with the little nano tank, but with the 25 gallon tank instead. It is much harder to grow plants in a tiny tank than in a bigger one. First, you will need to get adequate lighting, which is very hard for a 1.5 gallon tank, but not hard at all for a 25 gallon tank. Then you will be adding fertilizers to the water, but in a 1.5 gallon tank it will be a few drops, much harder to control than on the bigger tank.

Here is a good place to start reading for good starting information:
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...ums/14684-new-tank-setup-guide-parts-1-a.html and
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/new-planted-aquariums/8790-basics.html
 

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Welcome!!

I agree with hoppy! To add to his post, a nano is much less forgiving of mistakes then your 25gallon would be. Nano is much harder to take care of, requires more maint.

Once you get the hang of plants its really easy and well worth any trouble you may have while learning.
 

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:welcome: to APC!... I agree, go bigger. Your success will be greater with a larger tank & much easier to maintain. Besides, those fry will need a bigger tank before long.
 

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Try one of these: http://store.seacorals.net/tariomisun101.html and a Java Fern and see what happens. and maybe a Little pinch of root tabs might also help with this tiny setup.
Setting up a divider in the tank would probably be a better idea I would think.
 
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