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Kibblemania1414 02-01-2011 10:21 PM

what is your favorite plant?
what is your favorite plant? tell me and i can get some new ideas for a new tank that i am setting up... thanks!!

cheaman 02-01-2011 10:40 PM

Pogostemon helferi (downoi)

Centromochlus 02-01-2011 10:45 PM

A favorite plant? I can't choose one, i have many!

Kibblemania1414 02-01-2011 10:52 PM

well you can give me a couple.. thanks!

Seattle_Aquarist 02-01-2011 10:52 PM

Hi Kibblemania1414,

It's sort of like asking what is your favorite kid! Also a lot of what works in a tank depends on my water, light, CO2, ferts, etc. Here are some of my favorites:

Soft water; medium-high light, CO2
Pogostemon stellatus
Pogostemon erectus
Limnophila aromatica
Ludwigia glandulosa
Blyxa japonica

Soft water, medium-low light, no CO2
Cryptocoryne wendtii (Green, Bronze, Red)
Microsorum pteropus ('Wendelov'; 'Trident', 'Needleleaf', regular)
Ludwigia arcuata
Mayaca fluviatitis

Nymphoides sp 'Taiwan'

rich815 02-01-2011 10:54 PM

My two favorites these days are:

Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem'


Aponogeton madagascariensis

Kibblemania1414 02-01-2011 10:58 PM

thanks man! and yes i am probably going to get a CO2 system, but not a fancy one, i have hard water because i have rocks currently in there (planning on changing from cichlid tank to planted tank) i have single T8 as i said before, and i don't know what ferts are? can you tell me please! thanks! and BTW i love Cory cats! i currently have 5, 2 emerald Cory cats like the ones in the pic, and 3 albino. and also thanks for sending the pic, it helped get a good idea what to put were and that can help me on my setup. just another question, how tall is the plant in the picture? if you can respond that would be great.. THANKS!

Kibblemania1414 02-01-2011 11:06 PM

hello? anyone out there? i am still taking suggestions for my tank!

agimlin 02-01-2011 11:21 PM

slow your roll dude you waited 5 min before bumpin it. but i just planted some micro sword and love it i also really like wisteria

Senior Shrimpo 02-01-2011 11:23 PM

Elatine Hydropiper- it's my favorite carpetting plant and I've never even used it.
I've found it's hard to scape with Downoi, for me atleast; I always want to do minimalist things and it doesn't always fit in. But it's a gorgeous plant on its own.

I also really like elocharis belem, it's really nice for a carpet.

Ferts: fertilizers. Like you'd use with a garden, because plants need nutrients. Plants need Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphate in abundance and other minerals like iron and phospherous to grow.

chad320 02-01-2011 11:30 PM

Crinum calimistratum
Crinum natans
Mini pellia

Noahma 02-01-2011 11:31 PM

Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea zenkeri)
Madagascar Lace (APONOGETON MADAGASCARIENSIS) although I am now having a hard time with it after a year of growing GREAT

kevmo911 02-01-2011 11:42 PM

One of the very first two plants I owned: cryptocoryne wendtii. (Anubias nana 'petite' was the other, and it refuses to grow correctly for me under any kind of setup). It grows fairly slowly, but faster under higher lighting and with CO2 and ferts. Wonderful bronze colors. Now if I could just get older leaves to stop sprouting cute little tufts of algae, it'd be perfect.

Kibblemania1414 02-01-2011 11:57 PM

OK thanks guys! keep them rolling... and i will probably have some ferts. oh and does anyone know were i can get duckweed?

williamsonaaron 02-02-2011 12:08 AM

Amazon Sword.

Hands down my favorite plant. Gets big, looks awesome fish love it.

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