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Old 08-11-2008, 02:44 AM   #1
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Slow/Low Growing Stems....


I need some help from more experienced members that can suggest
High Light/Tech, slower-low growing stems for a 20 Long Scape.
The only hitch is I need flora that will do well in 10dkh source water.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:14 AM   #2
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Lamiaceae sp.
Nesaea sp.
rotala sp. mini type 1 and type 2
rotala sp. goias

not easy growers, and I think they can withstand hard water
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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Thanks koto.
I think Nesaea sp. and R. goias will work well. Along with R. Wallichi
Never had much luck with R. mini. I ended up giving away what I had.

Is Lamiaceae sp. a mint plant?
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R. Waliichii is more of a mid-background plant, they grow straight up in high light tanks

Nesaea is known for its difficulty, never had luck with that one

Lamiaceae sp., it looked like mint but its not (at least I ve never chewed one to see). this plant used to be known as Hemigraphis sp. traian but according to the APC plant finder the name was recently changed
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R. Waliichii is more of a mid-background plant, they grow straight up in high light tanks

Nesaea is known for its difficulty, never had luck with that one

Lamiaceae sp., it looked like mint but its not (at least I ve never chewed one to see). this plant used to be known as Hemigraphis sp. traian but according to the APC plant finder the name was recently changed
Yeh, the way I worded my question wasn't clear. I am wanting mid and background stem ideas for a 12" tank. Stuff that doesn't go crazy.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:05 PM   #6
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What about Blyxa japonica? It doesn't look like a stem, but it really is. I'm having great luck with it. It's about 4"-6" in my tank right now. It'll give off side shoots, but it won't take over the tank nor will it spread with underground roots. Very pretty, too.
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Oh, and of course, there's always Crypt Wendtii. I prefer the 'bronze' for the color. It grows well, but never gets too tall and does not take over the tank. Definitely low maintenance. Grows well without CO2 or ferts and is doing well in my 1.8wpg 20Long tank.
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Oh, and of course, there's always Crypt Wendtii. I prefer the 'bronze' for the color. It grows well, but never gets too tall and does not take over the tank. Definitely low maintenance. Grows well without CO2 or ferts and is doing well in my 1.8wpg 20Long tank.
ooh yes, crypt wendtii is another good option, love the green gecko var
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Ludwidgia Glandulosa - slow growing and beautiful. But really reddish/purple.
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Ludwidgia Glandulosa - slow growing and beautiful. But really reddish/purple.
X2 - mine grows real slow, it sped up a little when I added more light but not by much. It holds steady around 5-6" in my tank. I think I've trimmed it twice in the last 6 months.
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X2 - mine grows real slow, it sped up a little when I added more light but not by much. It holds steady around 5-6" in my tank. I think I've trimmed it twice in the last 6 months.
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Ludwidgia Glandulosa - slow growing and beautiful. But really reddish/purple.

Do you know it does in hard water?
I had this once in emersed form in a 5.0wpg tank but it failed to make the transition.
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Do you know it does in hard water?
I had this once in emersed form in a 5.0wpg tank but it failed to make the transition.
I use L.A. water right out of the tap. Hard water is my world. It grows very well in my water. I do trim at approx once a month. It grows up to 24 inches in my tanks but it will take a couple of months to achieve that height.

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I use L.A. water right out of the tap. Hard water is my world. It grows very well in my water. I do trim at approx once a month. It grows up to 24 inches in my tanks but it will take a couple of months to achieve that height.

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Sounds promising, I'll see if I can find some in a submersed form.
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Thanks!
Sounds promising, I'll see if I can find some in a submersed form.
I just promised some to another member here. So it will be another month or so before I can spare some more. If you can hold out that long I can donate some to the cause.
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I just promised some to another member here. So it will be another month or so before I can spare some more. If you can hold out that long I can donate some to the cause.
Wow, that's a kind gesture. Thank You
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