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Old 12-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Looking for low-mid light slow growers

Like the title says looking for a few slow growers to fill my 2.5g. Let me know what you have. Thanks JP
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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I guess crypt is too big. Staurogyne repens should do well.
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I find stauro repens to be a largish plant that wouldnt scale well in a small tank.
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Go with smaller crypts like petchii, willisii, or lucens.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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Yeah I already have a bunch of crypts in the tank already but it's not appealing to look at.
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I like how hm looks and it does fine in low light, just doesn't grow horizontal unless under high light
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:20 AM   #7
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Java fern, anubias are slow growers.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:22 AM   #8
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I mean I cleaned out the tank and everything and replanted everything. I wouldn't mind trying out some hm. Is it hard to maintain?
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Any other suggestions for stems like any rotala?
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Never came across with any slow growing rotala except true Rotala indica. I doubt it will do well in low tech though unless you got soil, maybe, never tried. I still would go with s. repens, you can also try Hygro sp 'araguaia', may work.
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Hygro sp 'araguaia' will work but the growth will be Green long slender leaves.. DHG and Erios parkeri are another sp. that will work ~~ No Rotala will grow in low tech in long term with out co2.
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