|08-05-2015 02:18 AM|
I would agree there is quite a range of light tolerance on that list.. I've always taken it as "plants that someone managed to make work in low tech", and not strictly low light...
I've had good luck with rotala sp. green and rotala colorata in my 10 gallon tank at 38 PAR.. I've had bad luck with them in my main tank at 28 PAR, at least the ones my mollies didn't chew on end up growing weird.
There's a huge amount of variation in what people will call "low light" and "good growth" as Hoppy mentioned.. but there's also variation in the correct identification of plants which may be corrupting that list.
Was that HC really hemianthus callitrichoides, or did someone have a different plant like Hemianthus glomeratus and mistake the name? Or have Monte Carlo and fail to identify the difference (ok, monte carlo is newer than this list AFAIK, so maybe that isn't it).
In fact, it's really odd that HC, aka dwarf baby tears, is on that list, but HG, aka baby tears and a much less demanding plant, isn't...
|08-04-2015 10:39 PM|
|08-04-2015 05:24 PM|
I think anubias could grow, slowly, with just the natural light in a house.
Egeria densa, is really, really undemanding, it did grow up like mad in my low light tank.
A lof of crypts are quite forgiving.
Ceratopteris thalictroides too, in my low light tank, was growing like mad and doing baby plants all the time, and it was rooted to the bottom, not even floating.
Maybe it was already told, i did not look at all the posts.
However i do have some issues with some plants in the list in post no. 258.
Bacopa caroliniana is not a low light plant, it will just grow leggy and ugly, if at all.
Bacopa monnieri too.
Hygrophila polysperma was struggling in my low light tank and i lost it.
Same for ludwigia repens, struggling, ugly, full of algae.
Rotala rotundifolia same as ludwigia repens in low light in my tank.
Cabomba caroliniana requires a minimum of light, hardly a low light plant, limnophila sessiflora would be better, less demanding, and the look very similar.
Hydrocotyle leucocephala, yes if floating but not floating in low light, it did die.
Riccia fluitans, floating yes, not floating i doubt it.
From my little experience for what it is worth. My low light tank was a 24" high one with one led fixture Beamswork third generation (121 - 0,2w leds 10000K). It did ran for 8 months.
Another issue maybe the perception some may think their low tech tank is low light while they effectively have medium or higher light.
|08-03-2015 06:27 PM|
|jblah||Thanks for making this list. Exactly what I was looking for.|
|07-13-2015 11:50 AM|
|GadgetGirl||Being as this is a low light plant list in the low tech forum, I don't think it would be that difficult, for an expert, that is. Presumably no one here would be using CO2.|
|07-03-2015 06:52 PM|
|07-03-2015 04:32 PM|
How about developing a list of plants in order of general light tolerance starting from the lowest?
All Java Fern
|06-09-2015 07:11 PM|
The list should be seen as an opinion, which is not necessarily correct. For example, HC- Hemianthus callitrichoides will not grow well at all without CO2 and with low light. And, many of the stem plants listed will grow, but will be a big disappointment, with low light and no CO2 or Excel.
When this list was started, and added to, people were judging light intensity solely by watts per gallon, without even a universal agreement on what watts per gallon meant low light. We have progressed considerably since then.
|06-09-2015 05:23 PM|
Is this list still considered a good directory of plants to grow in low/med light with no co2?
|05-24-2015 01:39 AM|
|Kt-Radi0||Very helpful. Thank you|
|05-16-2015 10:31 AM|
|sindy777||I'm loving this list!!!!!!|
|01-15-2015 02:41 PM|
|morfeeis||Thank you, this list was very helpful.....|
|11-11-2014 11:19 PM|
Limnophila indica needs to be on this list.........
|09-23-2014 02:11 AM|
|Fishermike||@dpod: many of us here don't use soill in our tanks. Root-tabs are your friend!|
|09-22-2014 10:36 PM|
|dpod||I'm loving this list- I just set up a low-tech tank and I'd love to add more than the crypts, vals, and anubias nana that's in there now. However, I'm thinking I should've added soil. Do you have any suggestions for fertilizing a simple gravel-bottomed tank?|
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