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8" cube with emergent growth

Suggestions for a single plant that would take over and grow emergent in an 8" cube?

Also, thoughts on this Nicrew clip light vs the Finnex Stingray? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QQ9K3R9...ustomerReviews

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Anubias hastifolia

Finnex light because it has red led
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I agree on the Finnex light.

What sort of a look are you going for?
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Anubias hastifolia

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I agree on the Finnex light.

What sort of a look are you going for?
Sort of a weedy, overgrown look? I know anubias is known to be very easy/hardy but I think I was envisioning more of a tangled stem look. I'm hoping to do a slightly larger tank(12 gallons) eventually, but I haven't had great luck with growing plants and would like to use this as a very simple test of light+substrate+plant+water(+ferts?)=growth? and keep tweaking until I figure out what I'm doing wrong before I invest the money and space(both at a premium) in a larger setup.
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Some of the Hydrocotyle varieties may work. They're not stems but could provide an interesting, weedy look.

Most of the Bacopa varieties available in the hobby would make for hardy stems.


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golden lloydiella looks like this submerged.



But turns into vine once it breaks water...

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Most Ludwigia species grow pretty fast and creep around. I have Ludwigia repens 'Red' and Ludwigia arcuata growing emersed right now. In high humidity, the L. repens will stay very red.

If you want just one single plant to grow like crazy, I recommend Hydrocotyle tripartita (aka Hydrocotyle 'Japan'). It grows SUPER fast emersed, to the point where it's kind of become a nuisance in my setup.
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Pennywort.


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I can only grow plants when they're completely under water. Everything else is doomed.
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Pennywort.
In a 8Ē cube that would be like planting Kudzu on purpose....

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