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Old 01-13-2010, 02:06 PM   #181
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I suppose just like people, every plant is an individual. Stereotype at your peril (still, it's almost irresistable to do so....)
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #182
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Hey, James from Cali,

Thank you so much for this list of plants. Very helpful as my tanks are all low-light right now. As well, I followed some of the working links to the info about low tech, low CO2 tanks and that has given me some excellent ideas for my 25 gallon tank.

Why did you take hornwort off your list, by the way? I got some hornwort from someone on the BCA list and it's been growing wonderfully in a low light Eclipse. I was even able to use the trimmings for another tank.

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I beg to differ. Given at least 1wpg, some form of micros and macros, and DIY CO2 they will be looking amazing just as if they were in a high light tank. The key is patience. If you read online there are many stem plants that grow quickly in low light. I had rotala grow 2-3 inches in a week and look awesome. My Lotus plant has been doing great with no CO2 and flourish. It has a new leaf(or starting leaf) up everyday. Although its a personal opinion to not put stem plants in a low light tank they are quite useful for many reasons and do much better than other plants. They also add height that anubias and crypts cannot.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #183
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does it mean these plants can produce oxygen at low light right?
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #184
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does it mean these plants can produce oxygen at low light right?
Yes. Oxygen is a byproduct of plant photosynthesis. If the plant is growing at all, it is producing at least some oxygen. How much oxygen depends on how fast the plant is growing...
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:30 PM   #185
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Great List, Great Post!
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #186
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Is a regular fish tank light/hood an low light? What you guy a tank in a box at the store?

I hate asking questions about this kind of stuff and dont know anything about fish tanks except raising fish!
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:59 AM   #187
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thanks oyu so much. im in the process of my first planted tank and im so lost
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #188
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With LOW light ! i suppose author mean 0.4-0.6W per 1L.....but i have Poland wromak light 2x36W on 100gal/380L ..its only 0.18W on 1L...
In this case owner must do : just regular fresh water addings,open holes in top and many fishes (200-250tetras) and water t:22-23'C/71-73F.In warm waters co2 lost very quickly.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #189
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Ooh, awesome list!
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:26 AM   #190
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So I saw Hemianthus Callitrichoides in a few of the more recent lists, would this plant make a good carpet in a low-medium light tank?
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #191
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Do the plants on the list need co2 also? Or could they go with only dosing of excel? Which ones will be ok with no pressurized co2?
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #192
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Ah good question, I'd like to know that as well.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #193
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Generally, the plants on the list don't need CO2, though any plant will grow better with it. If you read through this thread, there are a number of comments and objections on many of the plants, including HC. General consensus on HC is that it requires CO2, though some have reasonable results with Excel or another glutaraldehyde source (Cidex, Metricide).
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:02 AM   #194
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Ah, thanks for the answer!
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #195
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Generally, the plants on the list don't need CO2, though any plant will grow better with it. If you read through this thread, there are a number of comments and objections on many of the plants, including HC. General consensus on HC is that it requires CO2, though some have reasonable results with Excel or another glutaraldehyde source (Cidex, Metricide).
Thanks for the answer Kevmo!
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