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I have changed my tank from mid medium to lower light a few days ago and would like some suggestions on what to plant in my tank. I don't want a list of low light plants would just like opinions on what would look good or what you would put. I need to fill in the back and would like to have a lowish carpet. I don't mind something I have to trim to keep low. I was thinking wisteria to fill in the back and pear weed to carpet the rest. What would you do?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2015, 09:52 PM
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Low or even medium light carpets are super difficult. But you can always try and hope for the best. But every low light tank should have some anubias nana, it's such a great plant and really looks cool. One day I want to do an all anubias nana and petite tank.


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I do love anubias nana.. I have a piece of driftwood but it's a bit too big for my tank. I guess I could look for a smaller piece and tie a few plants to it but then to me I feel as if all the eco complete would be a waste for plants that don't root in it. I do like that suggestion though.
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I've tied mine to a very small rock that works as an anchor and pushed it halfway down into the eco complete. And keeping the rhizome above substrate level, now the roots have dug into the substrate. Best of both worlds!


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Nice.. I may have to get a few.. Would you say mid level or foreground?
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If you didn't get A. nana "petite" you could do just A. nana for midground. You should also get some java fern to fill in around the base of the Hygrophila. Also, some watersprite behind the lily would look great. I don't know if you have the resources but you could get a lot of mini bucephalandra. To carpet you are looking at some serious $$$ though.
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I do really like water sprite. Serious $$ I don't have but a birthday coming in 2 weeks so keeping my fingers crossed. I found a seller on ebay from Malaysia selling Anubias nana at a fair price plus buy 3 get 1 free so was thinking make a bush of 8 in the center, sprite behind the lilies and maybe corkscrew val center back. The java fern idea seems cool too so if I can I'd do that too.

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