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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2004, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for plant suggestion for my low-tech planted tank. It is a Eclipse 12 gallon, with 13w CF, and will be using Flourish Excel for daily carbon dose, and Flourish weekly. Currently I have java ferns, and amazon sword plant. I plan on making an order to aquariumplant.com for some java moss to attach to driftwood, and would like a couple of other plants, and would like some suggestions. Below I have a few ideas on what I am looking for, and if you could suggest ones that suit my setup better I would appreciate it.

The types of plants I am looking for:
1) a tall narrow plant, with small leaves. Something like Egeria densa
2) a small plant with medium size leaves. Like an Anubias
3) a grassy like plant to grow in the ground. I have no idea.

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I couldn't think of anything but Egeria Densa that could grow in those conditions as well as it could.
Same with Anubias - why not just go with some Anubias?
As for grass, your best shot is with Echinodorus tenellus, but it would be iffy at best.

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I couldn't think of anything but Egeria Densa that could grow in those conditions as well as it could.
Same with Anubias - why not just go with some Anubias?
As for grass, your best shot is with Echinodorus tenellus, but it would be iffy at best.
I am not saying I don't want the Egeria, or anubias, I just wanted to see if that would do good, or if there was a better choice.

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Try hornwort. Before I learned how not to kill plants, that was the only thing I could grow. I never fertilized and had about 1 w/gal on a tall tank. Glad to say those days are gone!
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Crypts would be fine - i'd give them some substrate ferts, though.
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sag, crypts anubius, chain swords all should do good
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I would try java fern and perhaps water sprite, in addition to what has been suggested already. However, I think it will not be enough light to grow micro sword successfully.


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micro no narrow leaf yes
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