need plant recommendation
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
ming30g
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 53
Default

need plant recommendation



Tank: 10 gallon
Light: ~70W compact fluorescence
CO2: DIY
Dosing: Seachem Excel and others (iron, potassium etc)


These Rotala just grow too quick and I would like to replace it with some mid size slow grower (max tank height is about 12"). Could you please recommend some?
__________________
10 gallon Walmart tank, DIY CO2, HOB filter (sponge and ceramic ball) and coralife T5 (2x14W normal output). Dwarf hairgrass, rosetta sword, anubias and Brazilian pennywort. And that gree dust algae that I can never truly get rid off
ming30g is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-30-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
Gatekeeper
Planted Tank VIP
 
Gatekeeper's Avatar
 
PTrader: (94/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Earth
Posts: 6,584
Default

Tough call. Taking away the color and leaf shape leaves alot of contrast options with the cryptocoryne in the midground.

Needle leaf java fern could be an option, but not sure if the colors would washout. You may need some driftwood if you went that route to break it up some.

Alternanthera reineckii is a slower grower though and still give you some gorgeous color! (If you want to try some, shoot me a PM)
__________________
Gatekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012