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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Low light plants that grow well in sand.

I want to add submerged plants to my riparium. I have a 26g rimless bow riparium and I would like to add some aquatic plants to it.

This riparium houses my axolotle. The only substrate I can use is sand for him.

I have a Hagen glow dual t5ho fixture about 18" above the water line and 28" above the substrate.

I have dw to attach plants to.

I know I could use Anubias and java fern attached to the dw, but I already have a tank full of that stuff and I don't like having the same plant used in more than one tank. Do I have any other options. For either planting on the sand or on dw

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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Considered Crypts? Several great ones that could work. Even some of the Bacopas could work.

You'll just have to provide root tabs for both.
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Go with crypt willisii/lucens for the foreground. Wendttis and other larger crypts for the background. The low-light conditions will make them grow larger leaves.

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you can always use DHG as a foreground which would give you that grass look... great and easy to grow...
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you can always use DHG as a foreground which would give you that grass look... great and easy to grow...
What's dhg


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Here's tho pics I promised. I like the wendti idea I have a bunch I was going to get rid of maybe I will throw it in.


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I've had good luck with Dwarf Hairgrass (aka DHG) and Dwarf Sagittaria in sand, no CO2, and low light. The only problem you may have with either is that bottom dwellers tend to dig them up.

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Dwarf hair grass....duh lol. No that's not gonna grow well in this particular set up.


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I picked up some bulbtis from the Lfs today. I've never kept well see how it does.


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I don't have any plant suggestions but I wanted to say that looks really cool!
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Thanks lol. I actually through it together with leftover stuff laying around house. I'm less than 100 bucks into it(not including my oxolotle) an I get more compliments on it than either of my 72g bowfronts that ive spent thousands on


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Thanks lol. I actually through it together with leftover stuff laying around house. I'm less than 100 bucks into it(not including my oxolotle) an I get more compliments on it than either of my 72g bowfronts that ive spent thousands on


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Ha! That's something! Which is your favorite?
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Depends on the day.....6 days a week my high tech 72 until Sunday, then my low tech 72 becomes my favorite.


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Depends on the day.....6 days a week my high tech 72 until Sunday, then my low tech 72 becomes my favorite.


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ahhh, I see. Love the look of your High-Tech, love the low maintenace of the Low-Tech. Gotcha!
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