Urg. Come on, Keeper. Do your own research and then pass your choices by us...
We encourage questions here, but we really encourage research. You can really learn a lot on the web!
I will move this to the planted tank forum...
But... you also need to let us know what kind of planted tank you're going to have before we can a) give you thumbs-up on a choice b) suggest a plant (should we be so generous!).
Here's the question: are you going for a low-maintenance, low-light planted tank, or for a full-blown CO2
-balancing, light-blazing, micronutrient-upping, pH-regulating, 4-watts-per-galloning tank? I highly recommend a low-light tank to start out with (esp. if you're not willing or able to pay the roughly $300-500 you need to set up a really good high light, CO2
tank). Low-light tanks can be enormously rewarding.
So I'll give a couple of suggestions... for a low light tank Anubias species (esp. Anubias barteri
" and Anubias gigantea
) are always a great choice, as are Java Ferns, Java Moss, Cryptocoryne species, and Hygros (Hygrophila polysperma
). Fruitbat often recommends Hornwort, and get that if you're interested. It's not really my type of plant, but I can see how others might take to it.