|07-04-2013 07:19 AM|
|05-10-2013 06:03 AM|
This is a great thread. The only thing missing is a thumbnail picture to tell what the plant actually looks like.
|03-09-2013 02:16 PM|
|03-09-2013 04:49 AM|
|03-08-2013 06:18 PM|
|03-08-2013 05:54 PM|
|Hvnzfire||I have a Q here. Ok so these work in low light but can ne one tell me which work without CO2 added?|
|01-26-2013 03:12 PM|
|hisxlency||Thanks for the list, as a newbie many of the names are lost on me. Which one thats low or standard light friendly considered a 'carpet" type?|
|01-25-2013 05:32 AM|
|Smitty06||The blyxa I had was already acclimated to low light so that definitely makes a difference. Blyxa doesn't have the prettiest acclimation period so don't be discouraged if it falls apart a little bit.|
|01-25-2013 05:13 AM|
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|01-13-2013 07:00 PM|
Yeah .. it's hard to know which plants are truly low light because it's hard to know how much light someone might actually have over their tank. They might think they have low light but could be medium.
Some plants might be listed as medium light but can be grown in lower light. It may not grow as fast or not color up the way it might if given higher light.
I can't really say for sure about the Blyxa japonica since I've never grown it.
I think it depends on how much daylight and for how long a tank gets that daylight through a window as to whether it's' even low light. I think of a standard aquarium hood as being low, low light .. barely able to sustain plants. But I'm new to planted tanks and could be wrong.
|01-13-2013 03:11 PM|
Lowest light needed plants are?
I have in plan riparium with low light plants.
In nature we have a lots of plats who growe in places and condition we can not imagine.
We have wetlands, there are realy terible conditions.
Let say that for me low light plant are these which need light little more than day light is focused on aquarium.
Someone sad bluxa japanica, on this forum i saw thet she need medium light, so we can not say low light plant? Am i wrong ?
Sorry because my English, i try my best
|11-30-2012 06:45 AM|
|sowNreap||Yeah .. you're probably right about that. I needed some of those "weeds" when I first started my planted tank. LOL It's doing pretty good now.|
|11-22-2012 05:47 PM|
One problem with low light is that the plants that do really well, growing at a decent rate, in low light, are almost certain to be noxious weeds. An example is Hygrophila polysperma, which is so bad a weed that you aren't supposed to transfer it to anyone else. But, it grows very well, and looks good, in a tank with a PAR of 20 or even lower, especially if you also use some CO2. I have it in my low light tank, and have to prune heavily weekly.
Another good one for me is Nymphea zenkeri, red lotus. I have been cutting off the big leaves reaching near the water surface, almost every week. And, it looks good against the bright green H. polysperma.
|11-22-2012 06:02 AM|
If someone starts a new list here's what I'd put on it based on my 75 gal tank that I originally had 3-T12 lights raised about 5 from top of tank .. which I now know after checking the lux/par on it was very, very low, low light. New lighting is good reflector T8x2 and 1-T12 with plant grow bulb with an ok reflector. The t12 is a bit lower than the t8 fixture and used mostly to simulate dawn/dusk. I calculated I'm low light maybe 20-25 par.
Here's the list of my plants that grew and/or survived with very, very low light probably less than 15 par LOL AND in coarse gravel. The better growth now is probably a combination of better light AND better substrate (STS):
Cabomba caroliniana -- grew some but not nearly fast as it does now with my good T8 lights
Water Sprite -(Ceratopteris thalictroides)-- seems to grow in any light ...just wish it would get taller before breaking off plantlets
Wisteria -(Hygrophila difformis) -- grew at moderate rate before .. now grows fairly fast with better light so that helps since I want mine as tall as the tank.
Dwarf water lily (Nymphaea stellata) -- grew decent before now really taking off
Red Myrio (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) -- not red in my tank but grew. It's more of a bronze color. Color hasn't changed with better light but it grows a bit faster and adds a color other than green.
Ludwigia, Broad Leaf (Ludwigia repens) -- seemed to grow faster than the others because it was stretching to get to the light I realize now. Grows wider, longer leaves now rather than getting tall and spindly. Not real red but does add a touch of reddish color to the tank. Wish it would start growing up/tall.
Myrio, mattogrossense - was ok .. grew some. Looks really nice at any height though.
All of the above would probably have appeared to grow better, faster in smaller tank but since I needed/wanted tall plants quickly having a large tank may have effected my judgement of growth rate. Especially when the plants start off 6"-10" and I want them to be 18". All grew .. some a lot slower than others but makes them good low maintenance plants when using very low light.
When using coarse gravel the following didn't do well at all. I think it was the gravel more than the low light though. But even now with bit better light they're still just slow growing.
Bacopa carolina - just wouldn't grow, kept getting shorter because of the stem ends rotting off and unable to root in that gravel. Growing better now in new substrate .. not real fast but at least now it's rooting rather than rotting.
Corkscrew Val (Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis) - same problem .. just wouldn't grow in the gravel. Doing better but still not a fast grower for me.
|11-22-2012 03:48 AM|
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