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How Many Plants? (5 Gallon)

Discussion in 'Non-CO2 Methods' started by Sw33th34rt4my, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Sw33th34rt4my

    Sw33th34rt4my New Member

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    I currently have a 5.5 gallon aquarium with a single Betta. It is currently stocked with lots of Anacharis and Hornwort to help it cycle. I would like to use Java Fern, Wendelov, and Trident(if Trident will fit?), Anubias (Nana and Petite?), Crypt Wendtii (not sure which color?), and possibly some Java Moss. I found a piece of spider wood and I was planning to attach the plants to the wood and some lava rock. I think I have picked out a good variety of heights and leaf structures. I would like at least one of each and possibly two of some.
    Is Trident to big for my 5 gallon?
    Would 1 Trident, 2 Wendelov, 1 or 2 Java Fern, 2 Anubias Nana, 2 Anubias Nana Petite, 1 Crypt Wendtii Green, and Java Moss be a good amount in a 5 gallon tank?
    Any help is much appreciated. I am very open to suggestions. I am still learning.I am anxious to upgrade to a nice aquascape.
     
  2. jevan23

    jevan23 New Member

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    Might be a bit crowded in a 5g once everything starts growing, check out Fluval's vid below.
     
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    The trident may start small but with good conditions it will grow and grow. Of course at that point you can sell the large plant and replace with a smaller plant. Wendelov may have the same problem but grows slower and more compact.

    I would suggest sticking with just Anubias nana petite or another of the smaller ones. Using smaller plants makes the tank look bigger.
     
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