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fast growing, low light plants

are there any low light plants that'll spread quickly?

if not, can i get a list of low light plants?
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anything ???
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pardon, but what WPG classifies as a low loght plant??
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How big is your tank?

And low light is like 1wpg or less. I grew Hygrophilia and crypts in .54wpg. I now have like 1.75wpg. And I grow lots of other stuff.
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my nano is 7.5 gallons. 12 * 12 * 12

i have not chosen the light fixture yet. i thought about a 13 watt, but open to anything.

what plant and lighting would you recommend for my situation? what should the kelvin of the light be? 6500k?
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Nothing is really go to spread "quickly" under low light non-CO2 conditions. Just go with some stem plants and see what you can get while your tank is balancing and you're getting the hang of the chemistry in the tank.

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thanks ian, but what light do you recommend?
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If you can, get 6500k, and you'll want maybe 25watts or so. I assume you're going to use power compact fluorescent lighting.
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I'd go for a small compact flourescent light as well, from 18-32 watts for a tank of that size. As far as stems go, popular beginner plants are any species of hygro and maybe rotala species?

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one more question: if i made a diy co2 generator with 1.5 cups of sugar and whatever amount of baking soda and yeast, how long would it last?
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Have you ever thought about adding gelatin to your sugar? It lasts a whole lot longer. Someone that is more experienced may be able to tell you how long the sugar will last but how much yeast are you using? FWI the amount of co2 production depends on two basic things, yeast and sugar. The amount of co2 depends on the amount of yeast and the duration of co2 depends on the amount of sugar. I'm still kinda new to this co2 thing, so if anyone sees missinformation in this post please correct me. I don't want to dissagree with you ian but I've had wisteria, and java moss grow fast under incand. bulbs and no co2. Although they much prefer the opposite.

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one more question: if i made a diy co2 generator with 1.5 cups of sugar and whatever amount of baking soda and yeast, how long would it last?
A couple weeks. First week strong - second week weaker - third week done - fourth week very smelly

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