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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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really low tech (.72 wpg) stock lighting. what plants?

hey guys, im just looking to add a few plants in my 55 gallon w/ stock lighting & regular gravel. can i have a list of plants that will work for sure in this set up? also will i be able to keep alive micro swords or any type of grass like plants? plz say yes, im broke! lol
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Um no. Microsword needs about 1.5-2 wpg. Hairgrass needs about 2.5 wpg(goes for dwarf as well). Other grasses are more high light. You can always try the Onion Plant(Crinum thaianum) and see how that does for you. May be a very very very slow grower though, in fact any plant you add will be a very very very grow slower. Here is a list I would try:

Java Ferns
Java Moss
Anacharis(Maybe, it may need more lighting than that)
Duckweed(evil plant)
And you can also try aponogeton bulbs and the lotus bulbs(they come in packs with like 5 Aponogeton bulbs, a lotus bulb, and an onion plant bulb from petsmart).

You are very limited Before trying plants I suggest saving your money to upgrade your lighting.
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