Beginner Plants

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Ejack, 26 Jun 2008.

  1. Ejack

    Ejack Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been looking at loads of plants over the past few days, on these forums, other websites and in the local MA and just wondering what plants you guys would recommmend for a beginner to start with in a low cost low maintenance tank. I'm probably going to start with using Easylife Easy Carbo and Tropica Plant Nutrion+ (likely I'll move onto a homemade CO2 setup) for the moment; and am looking for good background mid and foreground plants as well as carpet plants.
    I know plants may vary due to individual tastes but for the moment i'm not too fused at looks, just that I's like to get used to looking after some relatively easy plants before I start being picky on what I like and dislike.

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    anubias sp.
    hygrophillia polysperma
    elodea densa
    vallis
    cryptocorynes
    java fern
    moss sp
    amazon swords

    Check out plant geek aswell, you can choose from a list what type of plants you wantt.
     
  3. Ejack

    Ejack Member

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    Thanks Aaron :)
     
  4. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    also try Hygrophila difformis aka 'water wisteria'.. grows like a weed. :) great originator too
     
  5. Ejack

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    THanks for the advice Matt, I'll defo look out for it at my local MA.

    Going to pop in there this lunch time to have a look.
     
  6. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    if you get no joy in your LFS, try Greenline
     
  7. Ejack

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    Will do, thanks again.
     

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