Val Posted January 29 Share Posted January 29 I'm going to try a planted tank. Heretofore I have been wildly unsuccessful with plants, to the point that I exited the hobby for 10 years. Once I made the decision to forgo live plants and be happy with plastic/silk in my goldfish tanks, I got much happier. I recently saw a strain of guppy called the red endler, and I think it's the most gorgeous fish I've seen. My wife, coincidentally, saw a fluval flex -- https://www.amazon.com/Fluval-Flex-57-Gallon-Aquarium/dp/B01N53XPQ8/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=Cj0KCQiAz9ieBhCIARIsACB0oGIMxvrB7Fu3gf8HWaG37rU0ob3mRlaxEzOHBKrsZG89YmaXB6qdWL0aAqA-EALw_wcB&hvadid=509978715088&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9007964&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=16733733335308098177&hvtargid=kwd-1210347734329&hydadcr=209_1012864716&keywords=fluval+flex+15+aquarium+kit&qid=1675022258&sr=8-1&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.18ed3cb5-28d5-4975-8bc7-93deae8f9840 -- and thought it looked cool. She suggested I try another tank. Given the light on that tank, and Im not interested in swapping out a light because that is the whole point of this kit, and what the nice folks here at Aqua Coop stock, what should I plant? I just want the plants to survive. I'm not going to do CO2, and one of my previous fails I had substrate heater coils, which I am not going to use either. What substrate should I use? What fertlizer regime would you do? My hardscape will be mopani wood. Not a fan of rock. I've always preferred gravel to sand. My goldfish tanks are usually pH 7.0 - 7.2. KH is between 60 and 80. GH is 30. So, I would presume that will be what the endler tank will look like. Thanks for the help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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