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What is a plant that will grow tall, give lots of cover for shrimp and guppy fry, and looks good in the background or even the whole tank?
I would also like it to be a little flexible so when the water currents hit it will wave just a bit. Not to mention needs to be hardy, i do not have luck when it comes to things.

This is for a 25 gallon deluxe with the T5 i believe, no CO2 yet either..
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those are cool, i like the leaves on em

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Depending on the size of your tank. That watersprite will take over any tank easily.
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What is a plant that will grow tall, give lots of cover for shrimp and guppy fry, and looks good in the background or even the whole tank?
I would also like it to be a little flexible so when the water currents hit it will wave just a bit. Not to mention needs to be hardy, i do not have luck when it comes to things.

This is for a 25 gallon deluxe with the T5 i believe, no CO2 yet either..
A hardy, attractive plant that may meet your requirements is Water Wisteria. However, since it's a fast grower (like Water Sprite) you probably will have to prune and rearrange it regularly.
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