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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Good foreground plants?

I have a 9.5G tank (40x30x30cm) and I'm looking for a good foreground plant to use. My attempt at an Anubias Nana foreground is quickly getting out of control!

The catch is that my tank has a 12W LED light that gives me about 45-55 PAR at the substrate. This seems to put me on the lower end of medium light. However, this is a high tech tank... there is plenty of CO2 and ferts added. Substrate is Eco-complete.

Anyone have any good choices for foreground plants that would grow well under these conditions? Bonus points if anyone can suggest a place I can order the plants from (I'm in Canada).
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Re: Good foreground plants?

HC, HM, DHG, Blyxa, S. repens, etc.

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Thanks, but would plants like HC or HM stay low to the substrate with the amount of light I have?
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MM, C. Parva as well.
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Thanks, but would plants like HC or HM stay low to the substrate with the amount of light I have?
If you have ~50 PAR at substrate they'd better. In any case, plants mostly grow towards the light - you will have to trim the stem plants sooner or later.

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