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Fluval spec plants?

I set up a fluval sec tank for my desk at work. I am a normal 9-5 worker so I am setting it up as a very low maintence tank. Essentially It will only have a Betta and possible a snail or a shrimp or 2. Tank is 2g the light it came with is an led but its not very strong. Is there any plant I could use that dont require daily care?
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Anubias probably?


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Any variety of moss that you like. Java moss, x-mas moss, weeping moss, fissidens, etc. Marimo moss balls. They can be broken up and laid flat to make a little carpet if you want. Crypt parva because it stays tiny and in my experience grows really well and bushy in low light.

If your substrate is inert and has no nutrients, stick with anubias and moss and maybe baby java ferns, knowing they will eventually outgrow your tank.
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I have a dirted Fluval V, and planted some ludwigia repens which responded pretty well with the stock lighting. Definitely not for a plain gravel bottom tank, tho.
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I have one on my desk and I currently have Sunset Hygro, Anubias petite nana, Ludwigia red, Bolbitis small form and fissidens fontanus. All do well with the stock light, excel and ferts.


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I have a dirted Fluval V, and planted some ludwigia repens which responded pretty well with the stock lighting. Definitely not for a plain gravel bottom tank, tho.
I have ludwigia repens growing in my Spec V with Eco-Complete and very little ferts for what it's worth. Actually, I wasn't fertilizing at all until recently. It grows great!
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Thats my exact tank thanks for the suggestions. I have just inert gravel. I am willing to use root tabs if I need to but I dont want to have to keep up with any co2 or dosing while I am at work. The anubias seem the best way to go from what it sounds. Slow growing and low maintence
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