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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Need small alternative to the rip monsters

I have a planted outflow from my HOB filter, and I made a little riparium planter to fill a gap between the filter and the lid. That worked great for all of 5 minutes until my hydrocotyle decided to become the dominant life form. Recently some Marselia Minuta has started fighting against the hydrocotyle regime and is also spreading rampantly. And there's a prayer plant just chilling out. And some golden creeping jenny that's beginning it's assault on the available light.

Long story short, are there any smaller, less aggressive plants out there I can use for my rip? Preference being for plants under 4", but the tank does get direct sunlight usually, so a taller, less light needy plant can probably make it just fine.

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Whoa that's growing good..
Looks like the prayer plant needs more nitrogen...
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HC is a good option, stays small


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Whoa that's growing good..
Looks like the prayer plant needs more nitrogen...
It needs to discuss the issue with the hydrocotyle. That stuff's also been overshading and otherwise killing my rotala by using up all the nutrients.
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It needs to discuss the issue with the hydrocotyle.
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That grows in damp wooded arias and on the top of the rim of my built in bio-filter that is just sticking out of the water inside the tank. This is a very old picture of it from the top and that diagonal wall facing the other end of the tank is where it grows now.
I just started it about a month ago. But I have no new picture of it.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=43393
Also this is how regular baby tears looks grow emersed.

It has a flat top because I keep a glass lid on top of it. Without the top it would get taller but don't know how much.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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Hmm, those are definitely options, thanks. I did stick a few O+ bits in the rip planter next to the prayer plant, so those should help it
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I can't think of an alliterative except maybe dwarf baby tears if you have high humidity, or maybe a moss.. you can also go trim crazy to keep what you have manageable.

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