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Old 12-07-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Jungle Val in 10g

Hey everyone, I am looking to start a small 10g aquarium for my night stand. I plan to put a school of tetras and some snails in it. I was doing some research and it says that tetras like planted tanks. I was wondering if it is ok to put a few Jungle Val in a 10 gallon tank. I know that they get long, but I figured if I trim them more often I could make it work. If you don't believe this would work could you recomend some other easy to care for background plants. I have low light so I am keeping that in mind. One more question, do I need a CO2 injector for this?

29 gallon south american biotope aquarium - Fluval 205 canister filter, hyder in-line heater, 10 gallon sump (HOB filter, UV steralizer, and stealth heater), GLO T5 HO light, CO2, eco-complete, live plants, drift wood,and neon and black tetras.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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nah. i prob wouldnt suggest co2 for you. if you up your lighting or get more serious into plants, then maybe.

jungle vals will get way to big for your tank. i wouldnt do it personally.
some good low light plants would be anacharis, java fern, anubias, crypts, hornwort. take a look at the low light (most medium low will work too)plants at this site. PlantGeek.net - Plant Guide

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Old 12-08-2009, 02:01 AM   #3
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how about sags. they look like vals just wont get as tall. i have had vals over 4 feet long.
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There are smaller vals like cockscrew that is only 16" or so. <Mine are only 12" or so max>. Might be worth a try.

However, hornwort is real easy & you can trim to fit the tank size. You can also try other easy stem plants like Hygrophilia as well.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #5
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I have some jungle and coRkscrew (don't know what kind of plant you're talking about jsoong, LOL) vals in my 10g that are doing great with a 6700k 15w light with root tabs in playsand. I do have to trim them quite often as they tend to coil up at the water surface if I let them get too long. I've had some grow well over a foot and a half and were even too big to put in my 30g long.
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