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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 05:21 PM
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I've found quite a few traditionally higher light plants do remarkably well in planted bowls under indirect light. With minimal fertilization their growth slows tremendously making it very easy to maintain them.

Hygrophila "sunset"--which needs nearly weekly pruning in a high light/c02 tank and monthly pruning in my med/noc02 set up--only needs a prune every 3 months in my 2.5 and 1g planted vases, but retains a bright yellow-green leaf color and a slight pink blush on the top leaves with indirect light from a window approx 2' away.

Carolina Lyrata is another favorite and contrasts nicely with java ferns and anubias in leaf size, shape and color.
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