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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2020, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Background plant for my no-tech nano?

This tank was just re-scaped entirely a few days ago. I was gone for a month and I came back to melted L. arcuata, partly melted Bacopa and E. tenellus, and all my floaters had died for some reason. The H. tripartita was very lush however, and will surely continue to grow fine. The dwarf sag was starting to take off as well.

After a few days of looking at it now, I've decided I'm not a fan of the Bacopa, and plan to transplant the limping stuff to something else. I also am about ready to give up on the E. tenellus, as it just continues to not grow. I want to replace the Bacopa and pygmy sword with something with contrasting color/texture.

The tank is tiny, ~1.6 gal (6.1 L); closer to 1.1 gallons with current substrate and plants. It's dirted, and primarily powered by sunlight currently. It will be moved away from the window prior to winter and get an appropriate photoperiod via a lamp then. It currently has no residents, but will have shrimp eventually.

What do you think would suit this tiny tank? Primarily looking for a good (easy, fast-moderate growers) mid-background plant or two.

Plants I am considering:
More dwarf Sagittaria to carpet elsewhere
Rotala sp.
Vallisneria nana
Najas indica
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Ranunculus inundatus --> I have had some success growing this plant with just dirt + water + appropriate light

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