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Old 02-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #16
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I really love java ferns. Grow easily and anywhere and just look great.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:33 AM   #17
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I love low light low tech loving plants:
Gymnocornis spilanthoides, like its light green leaves and very fast growing.
Limnophilla sessiflora a low light version of fanwort
Water wisteria, love the branching leaves
Anubias and java fern they give greens in bare DW and rocks
Bacopa monnieri, never fails in my low light low tech tank
Vallisenaria gigantea, the strap like leaves sway gently in the current.
Water sprite, best combined with wisteria for me. never fails and grows like wild
Rotala sp. green, fast growing like hygrophila sp.
Nymphaea pubescens, add touches of red in my low light tank. :3
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:44 AM   #18
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I love the needle leaf Java Fern. Java Ferns are great in general as they are so resilient and forgiving. The best plant is one you can count on and then build a landscape around.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #19
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Java fern, specifically the windelov varety. A nice lacy look, with the toughness of regular java fern.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:31 AM   #20
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Also really like almost all crytps, many colors and sizes to pick from.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #21
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I love anything anubias and java moss. If only I could grow them fast enough. With java moss, I make structures out of sticks and tie the moss on it
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:12 AM   #22
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Ludwigia Arcuata.
Because it looks great, isn't too hard to grow and it grows fast.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #23
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I have like 45 plant species in my tank right now... my favorite by far is the Cabomba Furcata. Don't know why. It reminds me of those trees from "The Lorax" animated movie.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:03 AM   #24
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Altelanthera reineckii-the underside of the leaves are usually dark red and they are (in the proper conditions) always pointing upward.
Bacopa carolina-the copper-ish coloration, the glossy leaves, and how I use it instead of lemongrass for scenting.
Hemianthus callitrichoides-just for that carpet look
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #25
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Toss up between hygro species and ludwigia species.
My favorites of each though are H. corymbosa and L. atlantis. Both grow super well for me and become nice, big, full plants, from even having just a single stem.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #26
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Fissidens fontinalis, Tonina fluvalitilis, HC, Staurogyne repens, Blyxa japonica, Narrow/needle leaf, trident and wendelov Java fern.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #27
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I love dwarf lillies, one was my very first live plant ever, and has since given me a ton of daughter plants that I've given away or sold.
Java fern on the other hand...I can't grow it unless I wedge it behind rocks and can't actually see it, hahaha
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:19 AM   #28
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Madagascar lace. Sometimes finicky. But hard to ignore its aristocratic presence. Worth the effort.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:00 AM   #29
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Hygrophila difformis. It would have a cult following if it weren't so prolific and easy to grow.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #30
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I have a ton of favorites, but right now it's probably hydrocotyle verticillata. Grows pretty fast, though, so definitely subject to change if it starts to take over!
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