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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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hardy beginner plants for livebearers

What hardy beginner plants do you recommend. floating plants would work also. Java moss and java fern are the ones i can think of right now
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Most of the more common mosses such as Weeping Moss, X-mas moss, Flame Moss etc. work well and grow fast (I've had the best success with Weeping).
Also any Anubias work well in low-light conditions and Ludwigia Red grow'd extremely fast for me.

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Most of the more common mosses such as Weeping Moss, X-mas moss, Flame Moss etc. work well and grow fast (I've had the best success with Weeping).
Also any Anubias work well in low-light conditions and Ludwigia Red grow'd extremely fast for me.
don't weeping moss, christmas mooss and flame moss all need high light? are there any plants that are hardy and grows fast in low light?
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Sunset hygro is very easy to keep and grows well in many conditions.

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Sunset hygro is very easy to keep and grows well in many conditions.
never hear of it yet. Ill search it up
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don't weeping moss, christmas mooss and flame moss all need high light? are there any plants that are hardy and grows fast in low light?
Haha, no. Mosses will grow under almost any lighting conditions. Slowly, but surely.

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Haha, no. Mosses will grow under almost any lighting conditions. Slowly, but surely.
what kind of moss grew the fastest for u
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what kind of moss grew the fastest for u
Try Java moss and Christmas moss.

Also, it's not really a moss, but Riccia is a weed. It'll grow like nobody's business under almost any lighting conditions. It can be tied down to rocks and wood or float.

For floating plants try duckweed.

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Try Java moss and Christmas moss.

Also, it's not really a moss, but Riccia is a weed. It'll grow like nobody's business under almost any lighting conditions. It can be tied down to rocks and wood or float.

For floating plants try duckweed.
yeah. i think christmas moss might go well in my fish tank. I heard of riccia but it says its a high light plant and duckweed got ate up by all of my fish
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The stand-by plants I generally recommend to beginners are: anubia, amazon swords, java fern, bacopa, wisteria, and pretty much any crypt. All readily available, not too commonly mislabeled or tough to id, reasonably inexpensive for the more common varieties and each with their own easy-to-handle peculiarities to teach basic plant skills.
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The stand-by plants I generally recommend to beginners are: anubia, amazon swords, java fern, bacopa, wisteria, and pretty much any crypt. All readily available, not too commonly mislabeled or tough to id, reasonably inexpensive for the more common varieties and each with their own easy-to-handle peculiarities to teach basic plant skills.
ok. I like wisteria and java fern. cool looking
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How do java fern or amazon swords propogate
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How do java fern or amazon swords propogate
They send out shoots from the base that grow into adult plants. So pretty much just snip off the connection root and tada! 2 separate plants.

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Java Fern just cut the rhizome

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How do java fern or amazon swords propogate

As well as dividing the rhizome (same things goes for anubia) to get multiple smaller plants from one larger one, java ferns can also have new plantlets grow from the tips of the mature leaves that can be snipped off and fastened to driftwood or rock to root.
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