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Planted 5g Hex (Questions & Advice)

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by California Cowgirl, Feb 18, 2009.

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    Recommendations for Easy Low Light Plants for 5g hex

    California Cowgirl Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:16 am Low Light/Easy Plants
    So i'm wanting to turn my 5 gallon hex into a planted tank with either guppys or neons. the tank has a 15 watt light. I was wondering if dwarf sword plants would work well under this condition with just gravel, and what kind of taller plants would work in low lights? My plan that i would like is to have the swords in the front, and have some taller plants in the back to serve as a background. Or if i can find java moss, i can have that in the foreground and something taller to serve as the background

    GotMTs replies....HI Here is a picture of a low light 10 gallon hex tank I did few months ago. Sorry it's not a very good picture. I used java fern and anubias. I used driftwood to get height in my background. Just thought Maybe it might help.

    You could also use vallisneria, elodea, or ludwiga for your background. Also Anthony made a plant light sticky you can check out.

    LemonDiscus Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:52 pm NICE!!!

    0828dawn Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:53 pm very nice, I like the contrast of the driftwood vs the green of the plants.

    GOT MTS? Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:56 pm Thanks. It was going to be a guppy tank but we found out we had to move a few days after I set it up.

    stevenrox Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:52 pm i think 15 watt should be good if im not wrong thats should be like what 3wpg but im not a plant pro so cant really help you there

    BobV Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:35 pm Here are a few of my low light tanks: lots can be done with low light and the right plants. I've seen way nicer tanks than mine done with low light

    LemonDiscus Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:52 am Perfect selection of low light plants! Looks like everything I have in my tank!