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    Default First Planted tank

    0 Not allowed!
    I feel like I'm jumping in the deep end here. I'm want to convert my African Cichlid tank to a medium/heavily planted community tank.

    I've never had any plant's in tanks before (besides the fake ones and I would really like some help on setting it up.

    I need to learn the basic's in more simple terms someone who has no idea about planting can under stand

    I would be very grateful if you could help me from the ground up (literally).

    Which sort of plants are the better ones and which ones would go better with my combination of fish I have going in there etc.

    I have an 80 Gallon 4ft tank.

    My fish list consists of:

    20x Cardinal Tetras
    8x Congo Tetras
    8x Banded Rainbowfish
    8x Kuhli Loaches
    6x Bandit Corys
    6x Other type of Cory (apart from albino)

    My tank stats will be :

    Temp: 24-26.C
    pH: 6.5-7.0
    Hardness: 9-15dH

    Im not sure if that helps or not but it's there.

    I was thinking along the lines of something that has lots of green, nothing to full so the fish still have lots of space to swim and some nice short greenery on the floor for the Cory's and Loaches.

    I know I am asking a lot but even if you could just point me towards a good beginners website then it will be muchly appreciated

    The picture's attached are the type of look I have in mind.
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    "Fish aren't meant to be in a box, kid. It does things to them"

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