Just joined as a newbie to plant keeping and would really appreciate some tips, pointers, advice etc.
I have been keeping tropical freshwater fish since 1994 so no problems here. I have an established tank, not sure how many gallons though. Size = 5ft long bow fronted, 2ft high, 2ft deep.
Two matured external powerfilters running, two JBL CO2 bottles, 2 x 54watt T5 lights, 1 x 30watt T8 and 1 x 40watt T8.
Currently have a substrate of river sand and HK water plant activated soil beads.
Some plants are already in the aquarium: 1 x Echinodorus 'Aquartica', several Anubias barteri plants, Ceratopteris thalictroides and Nymphaea lotus.
with Aponogeton crispus, Ceratophyllum demersum 'Foxtail', Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba", Lilaeopsis mauritiana, Riccia fluitans and Vesicularia dubyana arriving tomorrow hopefully.
What I am trying to create is something along the lines of a Nature Aquarium AKA Amano style. Creating a balance between space and plants that is found on dry land in nature.
Anyone have any planting ideas?
I am all ears!