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post #196 of 273 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 06:24 AM
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Awesome list
A suggestion for improvement/if you make it an article...

in the same way you did the back, mid, and foreground show root feeder or water column feeder.
I'm looking for plants that are water water column feeders - I want a couple big plants that'll survive on root tabs in tahitian moon sand and flourish comprehensive dosing nothing else.

making it an excel pivot table would be awesome
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post #197 of 273 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 01:11 PM
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Why does Live Aquaria list Parrots Feather as high lighting?

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There's a degree to which some plants get classified as needing "high light" since in the past only people keeping high light tanks also used CO2 and ferts.

There are an increasing number of hobbyists now that use CO2 even on what would traditionally be considered "low light" tanks, and it's been learned that many plants actually need the CO2 more than the light. I suspect that Myrio (which has never done well for me in my own low tech tanks without high light OR CO2) is one of these plants.

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It has been a long time since I been on and have so many things going on and to look back on this and read the dfferent posts and reading Robert H's posts, Tom Barrs, Laural's, Homer's and many others I just was blown away. I wish I was around to help answer many of the questions asked but I havent.

Lauraleellbp is right, many plants are still classified as high-light just based off of the origins of how it was first maintained.
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Please forgive my compulsiveness... I have re-ordered the list. My brain works better when I can read in alpha-order:

Aldrovanda vesiculosa - Waterwheel Plant
Anubias barteri 'marble' - Anubias barteri 'marble'
Anubias barteri v. barteri - Anubias barteri
Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia' - Coffee leaf anubias
Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' - Anubias barteri v. 'glabra'
Anubias barteri v. 'nana' - Anubias nana
Anubias barteri v. 'nana golden' - Golden nana
Anubias barteri v. 'nana narrow leaf' - Narrow leaf nana
Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite' - Petite nana
Bacopa caroliniana - Bacopa
Bocapa monnieri - Moneywort, Water Hyssop
Bolbitis heudelotii - African Water Fern
Ceratophyllum submersum - Hornwort
Ceratophylum demersum - Hornwort
Cryptcoryne becketii - Crypt Becketii
Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia - Crypt Aponogetifolia
Cryptocoryne Balansae - Crypt Balansae
Cryptocoryne petchii - Micro Crypt
Cryptocoryne pygmaea - Pygmy Crypt
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis - Crypt retrospiralis
Cryptocoryne spiralis - Crypt spiralis
Cryptocoryne wendtii - Crypt Wendtii
Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' - Tropica Sword
Hydrocotyle leucocephala - Brazilian Pennywort, Pennywort
Hygrophila polysperma - Green Hygro
Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon' - Ceylon Hygro
Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' - *Sunset Hygro
Microsorum pteropus - Java Fern
Microsorum pteropus "red" - Red Java fern
Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine' - Philippine Java Fern
Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf' - Narrow Leaf Java Fern
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' - Windelov Java Fern, Windelov Fern
Monosolenium tenerum - Pelia
Myriophyllum aquaticum - Parrots Feather
Najas guadalupensis - Guppy Grass
Pogostemon helferi - Downoi
Rotala indica - Rotala Indica
Rotala rotundifolia - Rotala Rotundifolia
Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green' - Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green
Vesicularia dubyana - Java Moss

30 g, fluorite, co2 pump – danios and moss balls - lots of other planted stuff
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I forgot to say thank you so much for this! I will print it off and use it at my next plant-auction outing. Very much appreciated.

30 g, fluorite, co2 pump – danios and moss balls - lots of other planted stuff
10 g, dwarf frogs, tetras, guppies, blue mystery snails
1 g, cherry shrimp / baby guppies / assassin snails
big fish bowl – betta
coming soon – custom “shrimpatarium!”
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hi all, i want to ask something, can HC Cuba thrives in these conditions?
tank dimension 33,8 gallon US (80x40x40cm)
1x14watt lighting (0,4 wpg)
no co2
liquid fertilizer only
27-25 degree celcius (about 77 fahrenheit)
the substrate is black scoria, common natural sand/pebbles
i read that HC survives in low light plant but i want to make sure before buy that plant, thanks for any answears and suggestions. regards.
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hi all, i want to ask something, can HC Cuba thrives in these conditions?
tank dimension 33,8 gallon US (80x40x40cm)
1x14watt lighting (0,4 wpg)
no co2
liquid fertilizer only
27-25 degree celcius (about 77 fahrenheit)
the substrate is black scoria, common natural sand/pebbles
i read that HC survives in low light plant but i want to make sure before buy that plant, thanks for any answears and suggestions. regards.
It MIGHT survive, but I strongly doubt you'd see much growth, and very likely it would shed leaves and get very "leggy" looking. I'd personally double that light level before trying it.

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thanks laural, i better dont plant HC if it is going to be leggy HC -_-'
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Anytime someone takes the time and makes the effort to help others, the work should be appreciated. I found this thread to be fascinating. I am glad the bickering did not get out of hand because that just takes away from individuals gaining more knowledge in reading a thread such as this. I've printed the list out and will use it in my selection of plants. I thank James for developing this great list.

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Hi,

How many of these plants are likely to survive a low tech but Hi-light tank?

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Will Broad leaves hygrophyl(Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta") live in these conditions?

(Low tech)
Soil substrate capped with regular fine gravel
Low - medium lighting
No ferts & no CO2
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Will Broad leaves hygrophyl(Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta") live in these conditions?

(Low tech)
Soil substrate capped with regular fine gravel
Low - medium lighting
No ferts & no CO2
before I was serious about keeping plants, I kept this plant in a tank with way too large gravel and terrible lighting, and silver dollars. The plant lived and had great roots, but never had any leafs (silver dollars)
I would be willing to say that in those conditions you should be fine

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by the way, this is a great thread
I do have a question though. I saw it mentioned in this thread that there are some plants that can be kept in low lighting that are traditionally considered "high light" plants due to their need for CO2 injection
Can we make a distinction between low light/no co2 and low light/co2? I know some people still do not inject CO2 into their low tech tanks, so it would be helpful to see what plants can do well without it. It might also be a nice little pushing factor to mess with diy co2 if there is a desirable plant that can live in low light with co2

I'm getting tempted to science experiment out with some diy co2 on my low tech 10 gallon now, especially since I have a high light tank that I want to make hi-tech with pressurized co2 and all.

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Windelov java fern is my favorite! Plus anubias, some java moss and crypt parva the tank can be happy for shrimps! ))
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