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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Would anyone happen to know of any good backround plants for a 20g low tech tank i understand amazon swords and other swords go well but I heard they can grow massive and i would have to replace so if anyone would know of any backround plants that don't grow as big plz let me know.



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You could have some nice tall crypts that would work. Not really a specialist in the crypt section but that would be my advice
Besides, crypts are super easy to care for.


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Agreed! Crypts would be good background plants in a tank that size. They may grow a bit wide for your liking though. It depends largely on which Crypts you choose.
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Water wisteria and bacopa carolina do good in low tech tanks as long as all the macro and micro ferts are slightly present. My sons 10 has them lining the back wall, just as healthy as mine just slow growing, i dose 1/8 seachem equilibrium and 3 ml flourish comprehensive once during my weekly water change and thats its, done and happy plants

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Kk sounds good will definately look into some type of crypt of some sort but thanks for the help both of yous.
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Rotalas are always good background plants if you want to go for bushy background look.


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Sorry i just noticed i left out tsp..... 1/8 tsp seachecm equilibrium

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If you have a regular 20g (not long) hygrophila angustifolia might be nice for the long leafy look. Does well in low tech.
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If you have a 20g long Blyxa looks good if you can get it to grow up but it is probably best as a midground plant. I also always like rotala.
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