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Ebi/Flora/Nano Q: Jungle Val-Like Alternative?

Dear Fluval Ebi/Flora/Cube/Nano folks: I'm setting up a new Ebi and am on the hunt for a tall Jungle Val-like background plant. I've got plenty of chain sword and similar plants but want something with a bit more height. Suggestions?

Most of the tank will be consumed by an Iwagumi-esque rock scape with a UG carpet in front. Staurogyne repens will border the front edges of the rock where it meets the UG.

Really love the look of the Jungle Vals I've got in my huge tanks but there's no way it could handle a tiny tank like this.

Would Vallisneria nana be viable?

Thanks for your input!

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I would think V. nana would be fine, though I've never kept them.

What about a not so very dwarf variety of dwarf sag? I know back when I had them, they'd occasionally get 10 or 12" tall if they were well shaded.


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Good call on the sag. May have to see what I can get it to do.

Just don't necessarily want to jump into regular Hair Grass because that stuff grows out of control.


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Okay, WHAT have you people done to me?! Like I need another tank. This brings me up to 1,978 gallons. It's my fifth Ebi:



Just ignore the bunches of plants I've got ready to go and, you know, the tanks and jungle and bourbon behind it.

Feel like an intervention is necessary.

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My wife puts a stop to any more tanks lol, I envy you with multiple ebi's


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I have val. nana planted at the back of my Ebi and it grows to where it overhangs half the tank. I have dwarf sag in there as well and a few of them are getting on up into the 8+ inch range. Because of this, I think the dwarf sag will make a perfect background plant for my Spec. I just have the stock lighting on the Ebi, btw.
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ycbs: Thanks for chiming in. Guess I should give Val. nana a shot and will be placing an order with msjinkzd ASAP.

Now, if only I could keep Vals in a dry start. Dangit.


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what about giant hair grass?
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Hair Grass grows out of control. Nearly impossible to contain without problems.

Think I finally decided to give Val. nana a shot. If that doesn't work, then we'll see how risque I'm feeling on the Hair Grass front.


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