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    I have a list of plants and a empty 10 gallon tank. I'm thinking of some neons and a betta for sure. For the substrate I'm using eco-complete. For this list of plants would 30 watts be ok? Some of these have a light rating of 10 so let me know what you think. I will also have a co-2 canister hooked up to the tank.

    Common Name: Jungle Val. Scientific Name: Vallisneria americana

    Common Name: Corkscrew Val Scientific Name: Vallisneria torta

    Common Name: Radican Marbled Queen Scientific Name: Echinodorus cordifolius

    Common Name: Rosette Scientific Name: Echinodorus parviflorus

    Common Name: Creeping Charlie Scientific Name: Cardamine lyrata

    Common Name: Amazon Sword Scientific Name: Echinodorus bleheri

    Common Name: Brazilian Sword Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum

    Common Name: Purple Cabomba Scientific Name: Cabomba furcata

    Common Name: Ozelot sword Scientific Name: Echinodorus 'ozelot'

    Common Name: Filligree myrio Scientific Name: Myriophyllum simulans

    Common Name: Oriental Sword Scientific Name: Echinodorus 'Oriental

    Common Name: Rotala Scientific Name: Rotala indica

    Common Name: Micro Sword Scientific Name: Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae

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    Wow lol. Gonna leave any room for fish?

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    That's about 22 plants. The more the better. I could put them in a 20 high but that's double the lighting and substrate and then I would need more plants. I'm just gonna have a mess of neons, some small frogs, ghost shrimp, and maybe a betta.

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    shrimp = betta food

    If the shrimp is too big:
    important shrimp parts = betta food

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    Wow I did not know that. I guess I have to find something else to help clean the bottom.

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    Corydoras. I Love Corydoras. They are corydorable!

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    IIRC Val's border on weeds and will attempt to take over the tank. cant comment on anything else as i rarely use them as aquarium plants. i do grow some swords as marginals though in my dart frog tanks
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    With those plants growing well your tank would likely turn into solid plants. Swordplants get too big to use in a 10 unless you switch them out alot(big ones can take over 50 gallon tanks).

    I would use vals(if they grow for you, they can be odd at times), 2 kinds of bunch plants, some kind of creepers or foreground, and something like java ferns, Anubias, or crypts to replace the swords.
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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