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post #31 of 274 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 06:07 PM
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Added Round Pellia, Mini Pellia, Onion Plant, Pellia, Water clover, and Mariselia hirsuta
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post #32 of 274 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 07:27 PM
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Great List.

Here are a few I can think of:
Stargrass - Heteranthera zosterifolia
Red Lotus - Nymphaea zenkeri 'red'
Uruguay Amazon Sword - Echinodorus uruguayensis
Red Flame Sword - Echinodorus 'Red Special'
Zipper Moss - Fissidens zippelianus
Peacock Moss - Taxiphyllum sp. 'peacock'
Willow Moss - Fontinalis antipyretica

Here are a few on the list that I question:
HC- Hemianthus callitrichoides
Parrots Feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
Micro Sword - Lilaeopsis braziliensis
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jrs, I'm trying micro swords as the foreground in my 2.25wpg 28g tank. So far, so good, but I'll be sure to mention the progress further on down the road.

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Great List.

Here are a few I can think of:
Stargrass - Heteranthera zosterifolia
Red Lotus - Nymphaea zenkeri 'red'
Uruguay Amazon Sword - Echinodorus uruguayensis
Red Flame Sword - Echinodorus 'Red Special'
Zipper Moss - Fissidens zippelianus
Peacock Moss - Taxiphyllum sp. 'peacock'
Willow Moss - Fontinalis antipyretica

Here are a few on the list that I question:
HC- Hemianthus callitrichoides
Parrots Feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
Micro Sword - Lilaeopsis braziliensis
I will be trying HC soon in my bf's(xplantedxcometx)tank. He will post results. The Parrots Feather I had grown in my own tank with great results. Microsword is another that I will have to test. Will add those.
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(New Plants Highlighted in Purple)
FERNS & MOSSES
Marimo Ball- Aegagropila linnaei
African Water Fern - Bolbitis heudelotii
Watersprite - Ceratopteris thalictroides
Pheonix Moss - Fissidens fontanus
Zipper Moss - Fissidens zippelianus
Willow Moss - Fontinalis antipyretica
Philippine Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'
Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus
Red Java fern - Microsorum pteropus "red"
Windelov Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
Narrow Leaf Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf'
Pellia - Monosolenium tenerum
Mini Pellia - Riccardia chamedryfolia
Riccia - Riccia fluitans
Round Pellia - Süßwassertang
Flame Moss - Taxiphyllum alternans
Java Moss - Taxiphyllum barbieri
Peacock Moss - Taxiphyllum sp. 'peacock'
Taiwan Moss - Taxiphyllum sp.
Singapore Moss - Vesicularia dubyana
Christmas Moss - Vesicularia montagnei
Erect Moss - Vesicularia reticulata

STEM PLANTS
Waterwheel Plant - Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Bacopa - Bacopa caroliniana
Moneywort - Bocapa monnieri
Hornwort - Ceratophylum demersum
Watersprite - Ceratopteris thalictroides
Anacharis - Egeria densa
American Waterweed- Elodea canadensis
HC- Hemianthus callitrichoides
Stargrass - Heteranthera zosterifolia
Brazilian Pennywort - Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Water Pennywort - Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Ceylon Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'
Giant Hygro - Hygrophila corymbosa
Water Wisteria - Hygrophila difformis
Green Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma
Sunset Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
Dwarf Ambulia - Limnophila sessiliflora
Red Ludwigia- Ludwigia repens
Parrots Feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
Guppy Grass - Najas guadalupensis
Downoi - Pogostemon helferi
Rotala Indica - Rotala indica
Rotala Rotundifolia - Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green - Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green'

FLOATERS
Hornwort - Ceratophylum demersum
Watersprite - Ceratopteris thalictroides
Anacharis - Egeria densa
Brazilian Pennywort - Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Water Pennywort- Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Duckweed - Lemna minor
Parrots Feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
Red Root Floater - Phyllanthus fluitans
Riccia - Riccia fluitans
Giant Slavinia - Salvinia molesta

CRYPTOCORYNE
Crypt Affinis - Cryptocoryne affinis
Crypt Aponogetifolia - Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
Crypt Balansae - Cryptocoryne balansae
Crypt Becketii - Cryptcoryne becketii
Crypt Lutea - Cryptocoryne lutea
Micro Crypt - Cryptocoryne petchii
Pygmy Crypt - Cryptocoryne pygmaea
Crypt retrospiralis - Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
Crypt spiralis - Cryptocoryne spiralis
Crypt Walkeri - Cryptocoryne walkeri
Crypt Wendtii - Cryptocoryne wendtii
Crypt Willisi - Cryptocoryne willisi

ANUBIAS
Anubias barteri - Anubias barteri
Anubias barteri 'marble' - Anubias barteri 'marble'
Coffee leaf anubias - Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia'
Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' - Anubias barteri v. 'glabra'
Golden nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana golden'
Anubias nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana'
Narrow leaf nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana narrow leaf'
Petite nana - Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite'
Hastifolia - Anubias hastifolia
Barteri Round Leaf - Anubias barteri v. ‘Round Leaf’
Gigantea - Anubias gigantea
Congensis - Anubias congensis
Lanceolota - Anubias lanceolota
Gracilis - Anubias gracilis
Anubias Barteri v Angustifolia - Anubias barteri v angustifolia
Caladiifolia -Anubias barteri v Caladiifolia
Anubias Afzelli - Anubias afzelli


SWORD PLANTS
Amazon Sword - Echinodorus amazonicus
Ruffle Sword - Echinodorus major
Melon Sword - Echinodorus osiris
Tropica Sword - Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'
Red Flame Sword - Echinodorus 'Red Special'
Pygmy Chain Sword - Echnodorus tennelus
Uruguay Amazon Sword - Echinodorus uruguayensis

LILY'S
Lotus- Nymphaea pubescens
Tiger Lotus - Nymphaea zenkeri

GRASSES
Water Celery- Vallisneria americana
Contortion Val - Vallisneria asiatica
Vallisneria natans
Valliseneria rubra
Corkscrew Val - Vallisneria tortifolia
Dwarf Sag- Sagittaria subulata
Crinum calimistratum
Onion Plant - Crinum thaianum
Micro Sword - Lilaeopsis braziliensis
Crinum aquatica

APONOGETONS
Aponogeton ulvaceous
Aponogeton bouvianus
Aponogeton crispus
Aponogeton elongatus
Aponogeton undulatus
Rigidifolius - Aponogeton rigidifolius

CLOVERS
Water Clover - Mariselia minuta
Marsilea hirsuta
Four Leaf Clover - Mariselia quadrifolia
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All plants are for tanks under 2wpg for those who would like to know. Thanks
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I love this list. It should be a sticky in our low light section for an always easy find.

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Thanks. Just want to clear something up. Everybody's tank is different. Some plants may work for you and some may not. Dont get discouraged though because there still is a vast majority of plants to choose from.
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Does any one have experance with the lily both Nymphaea pubescens and Nymphaea zenkeri. i'm considering putting one of a ten gallon tank but want to ow if that too small of a tank for it

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Awesome resource, James. Can you suggest a good link to cross-reference these suggestions if we're trying to set up a South American or African habitat tank?
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Does any one have experance with the lily both Nymphaea pubescens and Nymphaea zenkeri. i'm considering putting one of a ten gallon tank but want to ow if that too small of a tank for it
All lotus's can outgrow a 10g tank. But in low light it takes time for the plant to outgrow(I have 2 plants plus the bulb). It does take the time to grow though so it can be a nice midground plant in a 10g.

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Awesome resource, James. Can you suggest a good link to cross-reference these suggestions if we're trying to set up a South American or African habitat tank?
Here is a link to Monga Bay Biotope pages:

http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope.htm

I too try and match things up more closely to habitats. It may be difficult to start so always go by certain regions and then narrow it down by availability and then cross reference.

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Anyone tried cabomba carolina or cabomba pulcherrima in a tank under 2wpg?

In the SA blackwater I'm trying to put together, it's going to be val's in the background and then a sword plant of some flavor and a stargrass. Cabomba is the 4th plant genus that mongabay suggests.

Also, anyone know a good lowlight groundcover that's south american?
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Verry nice listing This would really help me and a lot of newbies.
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Anyone tried cabomba carolina or cabomba pulcherrima in a tank under 2wpg?

In the SA blackwater I'm trying to put together, it's going to be val's in the background and then a sword plant of some flavor and a stargrass. Cabomba is the 4th plant genus that mongabay suggests.

Also, anyone know a good lowlight groundcover that's south american?
Combomba should be fine, just avoid puting it near the outflow of the filter. They tend to fall apart with too much movement. Im not sure on ground covers but a snad foreground would make an interesting aspect to the tank and make it more natural. Im in the midst of adding a sand foreground(1 more 1.99 bag to go) and the tank will be all natural.

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Verry nice listing This would really help me and a lot of newbies.
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Combomba should be fine, just avoid puting it near the outflow of the filter. They tend to fall apart with too much movement. Im not sure on ground covers but a sand foreground would make an interesting aspect to the tank and make it more natural. Im in the midst of adding a sand foreground(1 more 1.99 bag to go) and the tank will be all natural.
Good tip - I'm definitely working out the appropriate aquascape. Right now I'm toying with the idea leaving the entire foreground open with just a scattering of larger river rocks, and adding a small power-head to simulate stream flow. Then dense planting and driftwood in the background as the stream bank. But I also thought mabe a low groundcover in the foreground along with the river rocks would look pretty sweet as well - something that wouldn't mind the water flow from the powerhead.
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