So, for the first time, I want to do a comprehensive plant list. In my first scape of my 29 gallon, I could grow basically anything. Now, it's having some issues which I am trying to figure out. I have found that many "high light/co2 only" plants do pretty well in lower light and no co2. They don't color up as much but they can look pretty good.
Here are some pictures of plants I have in. I want to see how well they adapt to the lighting conditions before planting. Then I will take trimmings and start to plant.
Here is what I think I have, I could be totally wrong on some. I am only 100% sure about 2 plants. Most are on the "rare" side, I have two places I go that are plant specfic, Aqua Forest Aquarium and Albany Aquarium.
1. Ludwigia sp. Cuba. I am 99% sure on this one. It has not fully adataped and is getting more red. I doubt it will get to it's fullest but looks good for what I want. Let me know if you think it is this or something else.
2. Something sp. Japonica. No idea, I just know it ends in Japonica. It looks similar to Rotala Green but is more lime colored and spikier. It does not change color at all either, it just stays that green. The unique thing about it is that it grows downwards with high light. CL posted a picture where someone basically planted this from the top of the tank and it grew downwards. The second picture shows what I mean.
3. Rotala macrandra. First off, when I bought this plant, it had way larger leaves and was blood red. This plant is incredibly hard to grow for me. It actually does better in my non CO2 tank. It is a red orange right now, getting a bit more red. One thing about this plant, if it isn't liking it's conditions, it turns green. However, it looks horrible when green, unlike some other plants I have. It will look halfway dead and still have some red mixed in with the green. Very hard for me to grow but I may give it a try.
4. Rotala singapore? It also looks like Rotala rotundifolia or Rotala indica in the pictures. This plant will go from green to red, depending on the light. One thing that may be unique to whatever Rotala I have is that when it is green, it looks great, when it is yellow it looks great, when it is red it looks great. It just doesn't have to color up to look good and doesn't look bad if it looses it's color. It will almost always be green at the bottom of the tank and just changes colors as it grows up wards. It doesn't seem to mind being green in low light either.
Sorry, long post, I just want to be as descriptive as possible. I have never done a full plant list before and I want to. I usually don't do any research or pick out a plant from looking online, I just see something interesting and buy it, never really ask for the name.
Thanks to anyone who can help me out.