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Old 03-17-2007, 05:07 AM   #1
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Bushy and fast-growing plants for low tech tank?


What's a bushy plant that can grow well in a low tech tank(around 2WPG, gravel substrate, no CO2)? Also, how do you recommend planting the bunches? Tie them together in groups or plant them individually?
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:21 AM   #2
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hygro difformis--it's a great nutrient sponge and can be pinched to keep it bushy.
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:46 AM   #3
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hygro polysperma can be cut to stay bushy as well... med light is a plus to keep it happy, but it will stay alive in pretty bleak conditions.
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What's the difference between the two hygro's?
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The plants just look different. Both are easy to grow. The plant finder at APC has pics of both. http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...c/plantfinder/ Choose Hygrophila
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:31 PM   #6
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hornwort grows pretty well and bushy. My wife has some in a 10gal guppy tank with only the 15w fluorescent and I've got to trim it pretty often. It likes to float, or can be anchored down.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:43 PM   #7
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I always recommend Hemianthus micranethmoides.
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