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Hey all,

I'm re-working my malawi/peacock tank (ie, upgrading filter, lighting, and plant/substrate.) It's just got Caribsea African Cichlid substrate currently, but I'd like to plant the aquarium.

What plants/substrate would you suggest for turning it into a planted aquarium?

Thanks in advance, everyone.
 

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How hi-tech do you want to be? CO2?
 

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You could do anubias and java fern with aquarium lights or virtually any plant with CO2 and regular fertilization and trimming.
 

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How much of an issue would I have with peacocks digging them up? I know they're quite avid diggers, to the point they'll uproot a lot of the plants.
 

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Both of those plants are better attached to rocks and do well with the lower light, no CO2 and high pH that peacocks like.
 

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I've had good luck with rotala indica. It stands strong in clay substrate and is not easily uprooted. I have 2 haps, 5 peacocks and an mbuna and they do eat the leaves, but I am okay with that.

Besides the various species of anubias that are available, you might also try the mixed bulbs that are available in the big box pet stores. I've found a few gems that way.
 
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