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  1. Hello! I have a question that's not actually for me. 😆 My little cousins (young teens) have inherited a "big" aquarium. I don't know the exact size yet. Seeing as the only aquarium they've had was a 3 gallon, this could mean 10 gallons or more. They told me it was "like yours!" which is 20 gallons but idk how good they are at eyeballing the sizes. 😂 I asked for the dimensions so I can calculate gallons tomorrow when they get me those. Anyway, they asked me to help them pick out some plants to put in it. They're pretty young and their experience with aquarium keeping is very limited (and badly researched unfortunately 😬) so they need super easy to care for, bulletproof beginner plants. I skipped straight to intermediary plants when I set up my planted aquarium, since I did a ton of research and had access to good lighting, fertilizer, and a lot of time to put into it, so I don't know which plants would be bulletproof for young budding aquarists. I think they could handle dosing Easy Green, but root tabs would probably be too much for them, given the amount of work they've been able to handle on their own in the past. So plants that gain the majority of their nutrients from the water column are preferable. They also plan to get them from Petco or PetSmart, so they also need to be varieties that are available widely. They don't have a plant light so unless I gift them one (which I might for the boy's upcoming birthday, but I'm unsure how often they would remember to turn it on if it doesn't have a timer) they need to be low light plants as well. Their mom has a limited budget (lots of kids). Any suggestions you guys have would be greatly appreciated! Most of the beginner plants I could find online are root feeders, so I need some solid suggestions that don't require them to remember root tabs regularly. Thanks so much in advance!! They've been fascinated by my tank for months and want to adopt some of my always reproducing dream blue neocaridina shrimp once it's cycled, so I want this to be a nice experience for them rather than a frustrating one.
  2. I want to put a plant “roof” on my 55 what is the easiest way for a beginner to do it
  3. Hi,I have an ugf should i not be running charcoal with it because of adding plants. I am adding a canister filter,,,also for my basic filtration.I have at least an 1" of gravel on top......So my main ? is should I delete the carbon bags that came with the ugf.Thankyou more ? to follow
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