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Old 10-21-2018, 04:55 PM   #1
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Plant Ideas for a 10 Gallon

Iíve had my tank up and running for a few months, and Iím not totally digging it. I feel like something is a bit off.

Here is the tank:



Plants-Left is Italian Val (some crypt wendtii bronze in front of it), middle is ammannia gracilis, right is crypt wendtii bronze and some wendtii green in front of that, foreground is s repens

I donít think Iím a huge fan of the ammannia gracilis area. Does anybody have ideas for different plants in that section? Iím open to changing plants around in other areas too.




For reference, my setup is:
- finnex planted plus
- flora max substrate (+Root tabs for crypts)
- CO2 running a bit low (around 1 bps)
- Thrive dosed every other day
- iron doses 1-2 times per week
-50-70% WC weekly
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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Alternanthera reineckii and Bacopa caroliniana looks nice paired with each other. Or sub out the AR with Ludwigia sp. Ďredí.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:40 AM   #3
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I agree.

AR mini
Bacopa
Rotala
Ludwigia super red mini
Ludwigia repens
Any myriophyllum spp. of your choice
Cabomba
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I love all of these ideas!! Iíll have to order some of these plants in the next couple weeks!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:27 PM   #5
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Excellent suggestions....A splash of red would definitely make that tank pop !
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:32 PM   #6
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I agree with everybody in that some red would pop nicely in your tank. Do you know if Super Red Ludwiga is available to you, cause that is a nice looking plant that should work and it looks pretty different from everything else you already have in there.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:21 AM   #7
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Definitely go with some L. super red mini. In high hopes that you live in Canada I can send some to you for free (just pay shipping).... If not, then you're out of luck
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Definitely go with some L. super red mini. In high hopes that you live in Canada I can send some to you for free (just pay shipping).... If not, then you're out of luck


Sadly, Iím not in Canada, but I appreciate the offer!


I love how that plants looks and Iíll have to order some!
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I just received a happy package today! I ordered Luwigia super red mini and bacopa caroliniana. Both plants look amazing and hopefully theyíll stay that way in my tank! Iíll post update photos once theyíve grown a bit.
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Those are good plants to grow next to each other and they contrast each other nicely.
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That's nice to hear, they sound like it will be a good combo.
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I just received a happy package today! I ordered Luwigia super red mini and bacopa caroliniana. Both plants look amazing and hopefully theyíll stay that way in my tank! Iíll post update photos once theyíve grown a bit.
Please do. Those are pretty plants.
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Forgot to update until now. Everything is grown in and doing nicely. Iím still not completely satisfied with the appearance, but it looks much better!

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That is beautiful!

When are we ever really satisfied. I know even when I get something that looks good I am already thinking of other things to do with it too!
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Looks spot on bit more aggressive trimming on the center plants and it will look great when they bush in
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Thanks! Iíll have to try that next time I trim the plants.
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Forgot to update until now. Everything is grown in and doing nicely. Iím still not completely satisfied with the appearance, but it looks much better!

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Seriously!!! This such a beautiful scape. I love it man. Keep up the awesome work.
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Forgot to update until now. Everything is grown in and doing nicely. Iím still not completely satisfied with the appearance, but it looks much better!

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Lol do not see your Betta complaining.
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Seriously!!! This such a beautiful scape. I love it man. Keep up the awesome work.


thanks! The betta is a new addition this week, and heís pretty happy with all the room!
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