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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a stem plant that will thrive in low light

Hello. I have a 20 gallon long tank light by a Finnex Stingray. I dose micros and macros, along with Seachem root tabs, no CO2 I haven't had a lot of luck with stem plants, and I was hoping you guys could recommend some stem plants that would do well in my set up. Thanks in advanced for any help.

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Rotala Rotundifolia, it wont develop its nice red color, but grows stupidly fast in my high tech, I will cut it down to 8" and it will be almost 25-30 inches in a few weeks

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I've been having success with anacharis lately.
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Hygrophila polysperma grows very fast in my low light tank.
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Look what my humble Stingray has done to my Wisteria.
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Water wisteria grew like a weed in my low tech, low fert tank. In use that same ferts as you are using now. Eventually I removed it completely because it took over my 10 gallon tank. Beautiful, but got tired of the constant trimming.

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My Bacopa has doubled in sized in the last month. I got them at around 6" and they're about 12" tall. Going to trim them down to propagate them in the next couple weeks. Conversely, my wisteria is not doing nearly as well as I would expect.

Ludwigia repens is also another one that does really well, even though in low light, the lower leaves tend to die off.

Bump: Bacopa and Ludwigia repens are good stem plants that will take off with minimal effort.
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If you want a nice reddish, delicate plant Ludwigia arcuata is great. Bacopa caroliniana is also super easy and was the first stem plant I had any success with.

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I think I'll give these two a try. I like how they look. Thanks again.

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If you want a nice reddish, delicate plant Ludwigia arcuata is great. Bacopa caroliniana is also super easy and was the first stem plant I had any success with.

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