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What are some filter plants?

I need the names of some good filter plants, and easy to grow would be the best. The tank will be 1 or 2 gallons with no filter there is no power outlet close by, it will have shrimp or fish (most likely shrimp) in it.
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Any mosses are a good sponge, and look really nice when grown.
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Hornwort is pretty good but the leaves can fall apart pretty easily.
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Those are all great and I have always liked moss.
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Wisteria, rotala rotundifolia, bacopa carolinia, and hygro tiger all do really well in my 2.5g.


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Wisteria, rotala rotundifolia, bacopa carolinia, and hygro tiger all do really well in my 2.5g.
Hygro tiger in a 2.5g? One stem would take up the whole tank .


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Ant you would be surprised. I trim it aggressively and it's started to form a little bush.


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The best filter plant I know of is riccia. Under bright light it grows fast, pulls a lot of nutrients out of the water, and is pretty attractive with the constant pearling. Throw a couple of pieces of slate down, wrap a bunch of riccia onto it and you have a highly active nutrient sponge.
Since algae is usually fueled by excessive or imbalanced nutrients in the water column, riccia is a good option if you can work it into your aquascape.

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The best filter plant I know of is riccia. Under bright light it grows fast, pulls a lot of nutrients out of the water, and is pretty attractive with the constant pearling. Throw a couple of pieces of slate down, wrap a bunch of riccia onto it and you have a highly active nutrient sponge.
Since algae is usually fueled by excessive or imbalanced nutrients in the water column, riccia is a good option if you can work it into your aquascape.
Riccia is very pretty. But somehow they look like fissidens.
Sorry for being dumb, but are they the same?
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This is all a big help, THANKS!.
Any thoughts on what type fish or should I just stick with shrimp?
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Riccia is very pretty. But somehow they look like fissidens.
Sorry for being dumb, but are they the same?
Fissidens is phoenix moss I think. The difference between riccia and mosses is that it grows much faster and doesn't attach itself to anything. You just wrap it up in thread and it keeps growing until either you have to trim it or it detaches from whatever you tied it to and floats to the surface. Also, riccia pearls, which is it makes so much oxygen that it bubbles off of it, whereas mosses just kind of quietly sit there and slowly get thicker.

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