Originally Posted by m.parker
i think id like to get live plants instead of fake... but i am not sure if i am getting in over my head... i dont want to run a co2
injection or anything crazy, and i dont plan on using and specialized plant lights, i want to use some kind of color enhancing light, and eventually get a PC
hood with moon lights...
with that said, its a 46g bowfront.. the look i am going for is tall dense plants on one side fading to open ground covering on the other.. kind of like this... maybe some one can tell me what plants i would need, or even if its do'able with my specifications...
do plants spawn? if i bought 6 can i expect them to double in a year..?
first off please refer to the planted tank forum and all its helpful stickies...may a mod will move your post there
that said, you CAN grow a nice planted tank "low-tech", but your plant choices will be limited. and most ground cover plants need high light conditions.
if you aim for around 1-1.5 watts per gallon of light, you should be able to grow a decent tank, with few fertilizers and co2
requirements. look into some of the low light species such as java fern, java moss, anubis, elodea and cryps...
plants do not really "spawn" but if they are happy they can reproduce, different species do this in different ways...runners, flowers, re-plant clippings....