Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Western Montana
I have a 24 inch tall 45 gallon with a planted plus.I had tried Vals in it,but they stayed short.Java moss grows well at the bottom,so I think that light becomes low light by the time it gets to that depth.
For the height,I've had good luck with dwarf hygros reaching to the top as well as rotala rotundfolia.In fact,I have to keep trimming the tops off of those.
Part of my Vallisneria issue was,I bought "jungle val" thinking it was giant val,but it was italian.With that stuff,I learned you really have to go by species name and not common name.
I'm not sure what light would get the intensity to reach the bottom without being algae prone at the top in a low tech setting.
MTS? no,I just need one more tank...