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Old 06-27-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Which plants should I add now?


My Fugeray gives me low light 19" from my Eco complete and I need a few more easy plants.

What low light, hardy plants would you add to this setup, and where do you think they'd look the best? Any plants I should remove?

I currently have 2 anubias (nana?) 2 amazon swords, 2 java fern, 2 hygro (corymbosa?), 4 bacopa, 1 rotata wallichi, 1 lotus.

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Old 06-30-2013, 02:27 AM   #2
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Found a few possibilities. Not sure which would be harder to kill think I will be taking out the far right plant (rotala wallichi?) cause it is shedding quite a bit and not sure how long it will last.

- Anubias Congensis/lanceolata
- Narrow Leaf Hygro
- Wisteria
- Anacharis
- Water Sprite
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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A few wisteria in the back corners and as a floating plant.
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If it gets pretty tall it would look nice cause I do need some height.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #5
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Haha-I look for plants with the same criteria in mind, hard to kill For height you could try jungle vals (I'm going to try them myself), aponogeton, and bacopa monneri. I have experience with bacopa monneri and although it loses a few leaves occasionally, it hasn't died on me. Also the aponogeton I have grows fast and tall.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:03 AM   #6
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I have some Italian Val but I dose excel now. Why specific type of crypt do you use? I've never tried any species of cryptocoryne

Also never tried aponogeton. The bacopa I have is caroliniana I think, if monnieri is easier might try cause about half of mine always dies. Started with huge bunch now down to 4
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Most crypts grow fairly easy. I Dont keep very many but I can recommend crypt brown, balansae, and parva.
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Hey, you're on fishlore xD
Lol thanks I'll look those ones up!
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Hey, you're on fishlore xD
Lol thanks I'll look those ones up!
yep everywhere lol...

i sale most of those plants and lots others if your interested check out my youtube, you can look at them for yourself. heck ill make a video about any plant your intrested in
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If I can't find them local I will do that. So tired of getting the wrong plants since some look so alike...
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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Think I did it right today I am pretty sure I got a crypt and a type of fern. Can someone identify?
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The one s a crypt, but the bottom one looks like hygrophila pinnatifida to me
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Thanks for the input, have you had experience with that type of hygro?
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The top one looks like my aponogeton (which I am guessing is an aponogeton natans based on photos). Does it have a bulb and some long white roots?
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White roots but no bulb. Came with roots wrapped in that green spongy stuff in a little pot.
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