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Default Best Plants for 20 Gallon Axolotl Tank?

Hello! I'm looking to cycle a 20 gallon tank for my juvie (he's currently in 10 gallon but he'll need an upgrade eventually) and I'm looking for live plants to put in for him that look nice and help the water levels!

Some things I'm looking for!
1. Grows well in low lighting
2. Grows well with sand substrate
3. Work well in colder water (I'm typically always between 63-68 F)
4. (Optional) Easy and cheap to get!



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Default Re: Best Plants for 20 Gallon Axolotl Tank?

I'll link you the reference page I always refer to. https://www.caudata.org/axolotl-sanc...quascape.shtml
Java fern is the easiest and you can just tie it to decorations. Axolotls can, and a lot of them do, uproot plants from the substrate so watch out for that if you plant any!
Also just make sure the juvenile doesn't go in a sand bottomed tank until it is at least 5 inches long :)



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Default Re: Best Plants for 20 Gallon Axolotl Tank?

I run a low light, low-tech twenty gallon long tank at the moment. My tank: P.H 7.6, Temperature: 68-70. I use Black Diamond Blasting Sand with 20/40 grit as my substrate, it has pretty much no nutrients in it. I keep red cherry shrimp in the tank until I get an axolotl. The only nutrients the plants received are either from the tap water or from shrimp waste. The plants I've had so far have done very well and I haven't lost any plants so far. The link Hayley posted is extremely helpful for more information. Plants I've personally found to do good in the conditions described:
Java Moss(Vesicularia dubyana)
Banana Plant(Nymphoides aquatica)
Cryptocorynes(Cryptocoryne parva)
Moneywort(Bacopa monnieri)
Dwarf Hygro(Hygrophila polysperma)
Hornwort(Ceratophyllum demersum).



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I'll link you the reference page I always refer to. https://www.caudata.org/axolotl-sanc...quascape.shtml
Java fern is the easiest and you can just tie it to decorations. Axolotls can, and a lot of them do, uproot plants from the substrate so watch out for that if you plant any!
Also just make sure the juvenile doesn't go in a sand bottomed tank until it is at least 5 inches long :)
Yep! My little guy is around 5-5 1/2 inches long and I always feed him in a little patch without any sand just in case. I plan on moving him to the 20 gallon pretty soon after it's cycled and prepped with decor. Thanks so much!



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