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rolo0151 03-23-2013 11:30 AM

Tall background plants???
Hi all,

I'm after advice on what plants would work best in the background of my tank.

I've got a fluval Roma 200L community tank. Tetratec ex1200 filter. Ph 7.6 from the tap.
I've just got bog standard aquarium gravel with root tabs under it. I dose with trace ferts & have the standard 30w t8 lights(x2).

Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Dave6265 03-23-2013 11:51 AM

Find a stem plant you like... Cabomba, Rotala, etc.

cah925 03-23-2013 12:17 PM

If you want grass like plants, you can use Cyperus helferi, Crypt spiralis, Crypt retrospiralis, Blyxa aubertii, some Isoetes species are also tall.

okapizebra 03-23-2013 12:49 PM

I've always loved water wisteria. Easy and pretty.

zoo minsi 03-23-2013 01:36 PM

im using jungle vals and pretty happy with them, the will grow as tall as the tank and the grow across the surface. My favorite reasons for using them there rooted so not as big a pain as stems and the spread at a decent rate.

rolo0151 03-23-2013 08:26 PM

I've tried cabomba in the past with mixed results. Like the look of the jungle val so will prob give it a bash!

Thanks everyone

Saxtonhill 03-24-2013 12:32 PM

I'm learning about the corkscrew and jungle vals and like them a lot...and they're easy.

GMYukonon24s 03-26-2013 04:10 PM

I like others have already stated would go with jungle vals.

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