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    Hi,
    I have a 10 gallon tank that I am thinking of setting up for fry. I have platy and long-fin danio fry that I am keeping in a breeder net at the moment.
    I would like to set it up with natural plants (My 20 gallon high tank only has plastic plants) . Any pointers / links for plants and fry would be greatly appreciated.
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    I've had success with java moss, anubius, and java fern. They can survive on very little light and very easy to care for.

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    I would stick with low maintance plants and java moss it great for fry too.
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    Could you please give me some names of other low maintenence plants? I am thinking of putting some into my current 20 gallon tank.
    Also, is aquarium gravel OK, or will I need to put a lyer of soil underneath the gravel?

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    Have you found the below sticky yet? it has a list of some easier plants to care for.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=4074
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    For fry, I would simply set up a bare bottom tank with a sponge filter and stick some java moss in it for hiding spaces. Fry tanks need to be constantly cleaned with water changes so try it keep it easy as possible.

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    Fry tanks don't need gravel or anything and then just throw in some java moss and your good. Do frequent wcs too.
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