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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Which plants should i choose?

I have a 108 US gallon discus tank that desperatley needs planting - lighting is 2 x 54w T5 tubes and 2 x 40w T8 tubes baswell as a uv sterilizor and a JBL profi 3 set. The mail company i will use sells potted plants and i have the following to choose from and im guessing i need low - medium light plants? What would you reccomend? I have a budget of £60 - £70! Sorry for the long list!

Alternanthera cardinalis-emerge
Alternanthera lilacina-submerse
Alternanthera reneckii-submerse
Alternanthera sessilis-emerge
Ammania gracilis-emerge
Anubias bateri oriental green NEW
Anubias barteri Broad Leaf
Anubias congensis-emerge
Anubias gigantea-emerge
Anubias hastifolia-emerge
Anubias lanceolata-emerge
Anubias coffeefolia
Anubias nana Wrinkled Leaf
Anubias nana Round Leaf
Aponogeton ulvaceus-submerse
Bacopa caroliniana-submerse
Bacopa myriophylloides
Bacopa monneria
Barclaya longifolia-submerse
Cabomba piauhyensis-submerse
Cardamine lyrata
Ceratopteris thalicroides-emerge
Ceratopteris siliquosa-emerse
Crassula helmsii
Cryptocoryne albida-emerge
Cryptocoryne balansae-submerse
Cryptocoryne becketii
Cryptocoryne blassii-submerse
Cryptocoryne balansae-submerse
Cryptocoryne lingua
Cryptocoryne lucens
Cryptocoryne lutea-emerge
Cryptocoryne parva-emerge
Cryptocoryne petchii
Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia-submerse
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
Cryptocoryne tropica
Cryptocoryne undulatus red
Cryptocoryne walkeri
Cryptocoryne wendtii Broad leaf
Cryptocoryne wendtii brown
Cryptocoryne wendtii green-emerge
Cryptocoryne wendtii MI OYA
Cryptocoryne willisii
Cyperus helferi-emerge
Dracaena deremensis-emerge
Dracaena sanderiana
Echinodorus amazonicus-emerge
Echinodorus apart-emerge
Echinodorus argentinesis-emerge
Echinodorus barthii-submerse
Echinodorus bleheri-submerse
Echinodorus cordifolius
Echinodorus cord Tropica Marble Queen
Echinodorus grandifolius
Echinodorus horemanii Red-submerse
Echinodorus horemanii Green-submerse
Echinodorus harbich NEW
Echinodorus latifolius-emerge
Echinodorus major-submerse
Echinodorus muricatus Green-emerge
Echinodorus Oriental-submerse
Echinodorus osiris-submerse
Echinodorus Ozelot-submerse
Echinodorus parviflorus Tropica-emerge
Echinodorus quadricostatus-emerge
Echinodorus Rose-emerge
Echinodorus Red Rubin-submerse
Echinodorus Rubin narrow leaf-emerge NEW
Echinodorus schlueteri-emerge
Echinodorus schlueteri Leopard-emerge
Echinodorus scaber-emerge
Echinodorus sp. Long-Leaf-emerge
Echinodorus tenellus-emerge
Echinodorus uruguayensis-emerge
Eleocharis parvulus
Eustralis stellata-submerse
Glossostigma elatinoides
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Hydrocotyle verticillata
Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
Hygrophila angustifolia-submerse
Hygrophila lacustris: small-emerge
Hygrophila polysperma-emerge
Lagenandra thwaitesii
Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae
Limnophila aquatica-emerge NEW
Limnophila sessiliflora-submerse
Lobelia cardinalis
Ludwigia arcuata-emerge NEW
Ludwigia palustris-submerse
Lysimachia nummularia Aurea
Micranthemum umbrosum
Microsorium pteropus
Microsorium pteropus windelov
Myriophyllum matogrossense Red-submerse
Myriophyllum procerpinacoides
Nuphar japonica Spatterdock-submerse
Nymphaea tiger lotus green
Nymphaea tiger lotus red-submerse
Potamageton gayia-submerse
Rotala indica-submerse
Rotala macrandra-submerse
Sagittaria platyphylla-submerse
Sagittaria subulata-emerge

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006, 11:57 PM
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Well a good beginner plant has always been the Echinodorus sp. Most will look fine, but you have a large tank so E. bleheri would work be perfect, since it gets very large. Anubias and java fern are very hardy and work for almost any tank. But since you are doing a discus tank, I don't suppose you would want a South America biotope?

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