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Looking for TALL plants pref Crypts (180 gallon)

I am setting up a planted bare bottom 180 gallon for an arowana. I am looking to like the back of the tank in DIY pots made from the tiles I am using for the bottom. With that said, I need plants, preferably broader leaf crypts like wendtii or more, that will grow 20-24 inches in height.

Current plant list is:
2 amazon swords, one on each side
a few Crinum Calmistratum
various anubias and ferns tied to driftwood (Driftwood is less that 7inches high to stay out of the way of the aro)

Honorable mention:
Hygrophila corymbosa (If I can find a good filler spot)
Dwarf Tiger Lotus (Not sure if I want to maintain trimming these frequently)


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I am setting up a planted bare bottom 180 gallon for an arowana. I am looking to like the back of the tank in DIY pots made from the tiles I am using for the bottom. With that said, I need plants, preferably broader leaf crypts like wendtii or more, that will grow 20-24 inches in height.

Current plant list is:
2 amazon swords, one on each side
a few Crinum Calmistratum
various anubias and ferns tied to driftwood (Driftwood is less that 7inches high to stay out of the way of the aro)

Honorable mention:
Hygrophila corymbosa (If I can find a good filler spot)
Dwarf Tiger Lotus (Not sure if I want to maintain trimming these frequently)
Got some moehlmannii, a few balansae and a few flaccidifolia

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Maybe check out Crypt. aponogetifolia if you can find them! It would go great in a tank of that size. I have one right next the glass on one side of my 55 that is getting to almost 3' long. It's only been in the tank like 6mo. I wouldn't be surprised to see it reach the other side my the time it's been there a year.


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Thanks for the replies so far. One thing I forgot to mention. With a 2 foot fish in the tank, I am only looking at heavy root plants so I'm not replanting frequently.


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Crypt Balansae x2
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Spiralis, flaccidifolia/bala, and moehlmannii

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@BDoss1985 your Crypt collection continues to impress me with some randoms!! We're gonna have to talk sometime soon about a few of these!


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Was supposed to be cryptocoryne wendtii & the little green crypts, it's in a 125 long. Others are also reaching for the sky. Fun surprise.
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