Redoing 55 gal planted

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  1. jbb

    jbb Plankton

    Apr 30, 2012
    So I've Gotten rid of all my fish but 3. I have a pleco, and two coreydoras. I'm planning on on restocking, replanting, re doing the substrate (sand and pea gravel), and doing a fishless cycle. I'm looking for suggestions on what to restock with and what to plant.... I'm wanting a very active and lively tank.
    Thanks, jbb.

    Any input would be much appreciated.
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
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  3. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

    Jun 3, 2009
    Lansing, Michigan
    i like amazon swords personally.

    anacharis has never done well for me, so i wouldnt bother trying it. Anubias are cool but they grow slower than most plants. java fern and java moss are great and very easy.

    i have all these in my tank and love it. do you plan on using fertilizers? and what are your lights?
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Sparks, NV
    We will need to know what your light fixture is like as well as your fertilization plan. Hygrophilas are great starter plants because they grow quickly and are hardy.