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Old 06-08-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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Live plant for a ten gallon tank

Hi everyone so I have a 10 gallon tank with a goldfish in it and would like to add a live plant. Thoughts? attached is a picture of my setup as of right now.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:21 PM   #2
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Assuming you have a low light level fixture than cryptocorynes (crypts), anubias, java moss, java fern, and bolbitis are good choices.
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Yah it came with the tank ha. Thanks for the advice, I will look into those.
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Lighting

The lights I have are LED. Should I wait on plants until I get different lighting? *sigh* Looks like I should do some more research before I jump into this.
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The plants i mentioned earlier will he perfectly fine for you to have.
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Ok cool thanks. I like the look of the java fern so thats what I am going to go with.

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Ok cool thanks. I like the look of the java fern so thats what I am going to go with.

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Go for a mix of them It's more fun with more plants.

The java fern doesn't get planted, instead it needs to be tied to a decoration. Black cotton thread is great for this as by the time the java fern anchors itself the thread will decompose.
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After doing some reading I saw that I should not bury the roots in gravel but rather put it fixed to rocks or driftwood. How does this work? I would ask the people where I am buying it but my local fish stores dont have any and petsmart is the only place that had it so instead of asking them I figure I would ask on here.

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Also does it need to be a real rock or will my little fake formation do?

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After doing some reading I saw that I should not bury the roots in gravel but rather put it fixed to rocks or driftwood. How does this work? I would ask the people where I am buying it but my local fish stores dont have any and petsmart is the only place that had it so instead of asking them I figure I would ask on here.

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Go for a mix of them It's more fun with more plants.

The java fern doesn't get planted, instead it needs to be tied to a decoration. Black cotton thread is great for this as by the time the java fern anchors itself the thread will decompose.
I think you were in the middle of posting when I posted this Black cotton thread.

I got most of my drift wood at a local river so you might try that. Just try to press a finger nail into it and if the nail sinke in then don't use it. Also, don't use it if it still has bark.

Some of the driftwood pieces I picked up. Just try to combine multiple pieces into a more complex structure.



The java fern probably won't anchor to your fake rocks but you can just keep retying it if you need.
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