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Getting started...10g Plant Questions

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by alpinefish, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. alpinefish

    alpinefish Thread Starter New Member

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    I want to think about putting live plants in my 10 gallon aquarium. Here's my questions:

    1. Can I put plants in there if I have fish already in there?

    2. Are there plants that do well with just gravel on the bottom of the tank? If so, what are they?

    Thanks
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: Getting started...questions

    1) Yes

    2) Java moss and Java fern are two plants that are very easy to grow.
     
  3. alpinefish

    alpinefish Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: Getting started...questions

    Are there other easy to grow plants?
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Re: Getting started...questions

    Swords are REALLY easy plants to grow... I have some in my 55 gallon tank and the water is VERY dark and the lighting is VERY low... they are still doing good...

    Amazon Swords are the strain that do best... you DO need fertilizer tabs though to keep them healthy....
     
  6. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Re: Getting started...questions

    You can grow pretty much any plant in any substrate. What will matter though is lighting and fertilizing.