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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Background Plant recomendation

Can you guys recommend some background plants... I want to tone down the sunset hygro (which grows like crazy) and put in some other nice background plants that dont grow like a weed. Im thinking of putting it more to the center to right by the lotus/lilly pads
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 06:33 AM
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If you are looking for some color the alternanthera reinekii varieties are slower growing

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or a red tiger lotus or dwarf lily in front or behind the driftwood, Ludwidgia sp red.

If you want to preserve the overall "green" look, needle leaf java fern (the real thing, leaves <1/2" wide, to ~16" long) on driftwood, bolbitis on driftwood, L. aquatica behind (a bit weedy, but ~3 stems will cover the gap) for fine leaves, maybe Willow Hygro.


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I use crypt balansae for slower growth than the val's I did use.
Crypt spiralis is another.
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