I have an ADA mini-L (8.8g, 18"x11"x12"); currently, I have Ambulia as a background plant. It's been a good starter plant, however, the growth rate of that plant is such that I have to trim it every 2-3 days, so I'm going to replace it. I'd like to replace it with something more colorful.
The colorful plants that I'm aware of (that are moderate-to-easy to grow) are various varieties of Hygrophila (sunset, tiger, bold). If I'm not mistaken, they would have as high a growth rate as the ambulia I'm replacing.
My question... does anyone have any suggestions for a plant that would look good in a smallish tank (the ambulia isn't really the right "scale"), provide some background color, and wouldn't require me to trim every other day?
Oh.. tank parameters, pressurized CO2, 36W 8000K bulb, aquasoil, 72 deg, soft, ~6.5 pH. Inhabitants: 1,379,280 snails (ok, I'm exaggerating, 4
), 2 otto's, 20 RCS, 3 anubias nana, UG, riccia, 2-leaf pearlweed, 3 needle-leaf java ferns.
Thanks in advance.