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besides java fern, moss, & anubias, what are other low light plants?
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I guess it depends how low you plan on going. My 30 gallon has 2 wpg, and I'm successfully growing, red tirger lilies, contortunist vals, water wisteria, red cabomba, several species of crypts, giant hygro, sword plants, and some slowly growing kind of faded ludwigia repens.
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Crypts are GREAT low light plants, although not considered an easy plant by some, and an easy plant by others, anyway, I've also read crypts dont do well with bright light.
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Crypts are GREAT low light plants, although not considered an easy plant by some, and an easy plant by others, anyway, I've also read crypts dont do well with bright light.
Crypts can do just fine under bright lights, but they are adaptable and can also grow in low light conditions.

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Rotala indica. Water sprite.
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Crypts are GREAT low light plants, although not considered an easy plant by some, and an easy plant by others, anyway, I've also read crypts dont do well with bright light.
Crypts can do just fine under bright lights, but they are adaptable and can also grow in low light conditions.
Cool, really? I thought I read some crypts do poorly under bright light? I read this on aquatic plants digest.

edit:mistyped some words, sorry.
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Crypts do not thrive but still grow well under bright light. In my well lit tank, they just don't get as big...
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If you gave them an adaquate substrate they would thrive under bright lights. I hope you are giving them CO2.

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Crypts do fine in bright light. The problem I have is many of them turn very dark under bright light. Some Crypts require bright light.
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If you gave them an adaquate substrate they would thrive under bright lights. I hope you are giving them CO2.
Yeah. CO2, bright lights. They do not seem to grow as big as in my dad's low light setup. They do branch out quite abundantly though, I'm talking more of their overall size. Maybe I do need better substrate or substrate fert.
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