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First planted tank!

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I've started my first ever planted tank. I recently got rid of my 55 gallon, so this is just made of a ten gallon I had lying around. A member here on the forums was generous enough to send me several plants to start up. It's a dirt bottom tank with the LED equivalent of 40 watts of light. I'm currently in the process of rigging up some DIY co2 as I think my light is a little excessive for a low tech. I'm still new at this so any advice/comments are greatly welcome:-D

In there I have a somewhat unidentified grass, sagittarius, java fern, wisteria, hornwort floatring, and a banana plant cutting. There's also a couple of parrot feather cuttings but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with those yet.

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I've actually been able to spot visible growth for the past couple of days. Also I'm going to remove the in tank filter and install a canister filter next week.
 
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It's an aquatic plant called a "banana plant" because the form of it's roots resembles a bunch of bananas.
 
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Monkey,
I can't see the photo of your tank.
 
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You should get some Utricularia graminifolia in there. It forms a nice grassy carpet in planted tank and gives you the obligatory carnivore.
 

DragonsEye

carnivorous plants of the world -- unite!
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55gal tanks make a nice size for mini orchids. :D

Tank looks nice so far. Will there later be "wild life"?
 
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