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Plant suggestion?

I moved plants around a bit, I added A.Reineckii Lilacina and A. Reineckii Roseafolia.
I still need something to hide the UV behind as the Roseafolia I think, will not get full enough to do the job.
Opinions, comments and/or sugestions?

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Rotala rotundifolia/Rotala Indica


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The rotala is a good suggestion. I find my Alternathera grows quite tall and I use other plants, such as R. rotundifolia, to hide the bottom half of the Alternathera, which can look ratty with time.
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150EH, Jart, thanks for your input. I have thought of Rotala but, I think then it may be too much red. Then again maybe not.
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Sorry to but in...I was wondering what the plant is thats in the center of the tank on the bottom and also on the far right on the bottom? thanks

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Sorry to but in...I was wondering what the plant is thats in the center of the tank on the bottom and also on the far right on the bottom? thanks
I believe them to be Saggittaria. I purchased them as Italian Vals but after 2 months in the tank they really haven't gained any height.
They are also putting out runners like crazy.
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Thats what im looking for something like that that stays about the same size as in the pic...I thought Saggittaria grows tall? could it be Dwarf Saggittaria?

thanks for the reply, dont mean to hijack your thread.
BTW you tanks looks great.

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Probably is. The average height for the ones in my tank is 3-4 in. The odd plant throws some long leaf at around 6" ( like the one in the right corner).
I'll try to get some close-up shots tonight and post later.

Thanks for the compliment on the tank, I'm glad I finally got rid of the GW.

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do your "sags" have a lighter stripe running through the center of the leaf?

my italian vals haven't put on much height but they are putting runners out like gangbusters. its like they shoot out a runner, it drops a new plant, and the same runner keeps on running lol

anyone know if they're also called "tiger vals"?
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do your "sags" have a lighter stripe running through the center of the leaf?
On most leaf it's a darker vein, on some it is a bit lighter than the surrounding leaf tissue. Another reason why I thought that they are Dwarf Sag is the pic and description I found on tropica site.
I kept getting these long stringy thing floating to the surface and getting caught in everything else and could not figure were they came from. ( the sags at the time were at the back under the wisteria)
http://www.tropica.com/default.asp
They also have a pretty good description for the Tiger Val.

Here's a couple of shots I took last night of the Dwarf Sag.

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