Aquatic Plant Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've been fighting the layout of my 20g long for a while. I can't seem to get it to a point that I'm happy with it, mainly due to it's shallowness.

Reccomend me some plants I could consider (ones available in the US).

Setup is:
20g long tank
Eco-complete mixed with some Tahitian Moon black sand
55w AHSupply kit w/ reflector, as well as a 20w NO fixture.
Pressurized CO2

Some "Blank-slate" pics of the tank, with my "dragon-head" driftwood ;)
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/20g/ECfullshot.jpg
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/20g/full.jpg
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/20g/20preview1.jpg

Latest pic before I pulled tons of stuff out due to bad algae infestation (no CO2 at the time, nor decent ferts):
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/20g/fullfeb16.jpg (Vinyl tubing was clear :cry: )
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I'm from Erie, Pa, up in the NW corner, a bit far from Lancaster to physically go to the store :(

For stem plants, I'd need something that grows slower/low. My Red Ludwigia seems to fit this, but my Rotala & Ambulia (duh!) grow a bit too fast for my liking. I do have a Crypt Wendtii "Bronze", but it's growing quite well, already up to the top of the tank :shock: :lol:

Perhaps I'll get some more Glosso. I only have a tiny portion I'm trying to grow in my 2.5g with 13w. Also want some Riccia to cover my slate "loach cave". Still don't know what to use in the sides, background.

My main problem is just not knowing many species of plants and how they'll grow, so I can't easily pick & choose what would work for me (yet ;) ). I've mainly dealt with lower light plants. I'll take a look in that Nano discussion. My tank is deffinately in a "re-do state" so I'm ready to replant the whole thing. I also love the driftwood, but I'm starting to think it might be a bit too big.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Well, so far I have a decent list of plants between this post & that Weekly Nano tank thread.

Now, I just have to see what I can actually aquire, and try to come up with a pleasing aquascape. (and get rid of algae problem I currently have).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Hrm, nice website & I could easily order stuff from them with quick shipping. Don't think I'd bother with the 5-6 hour drive though.

Looking through their site, it sure is nice to see them offering NON-aquatic plants that will (not) "do well fully submerged"... :roll: Alternanthera ficoidea for example.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top