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Low Light Plants

My setup:
20 gallon high tank
28 watt coralife fixture giving me 1.4wpg
Inert gravel to be supplemented with root tabs

I've come up with a list of plants, and want to know if they should do alright in a low light/tech tank:

wisteria
anacharis
Anubias coffeefolia (Can this be planted in the substrate?)
Amazon sword
Green Cabomba
Crypt ciliata
Crypt wendtii
Crypt petchii
Micro Sword
Aquarium Lily
Mondo Grass
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anubia can be planted as long as the Rhizome is not covered. That needs to remain exposed (this is why alot of people just tie it to something, rather than try the balancing act to keep it above the substrate, but it can be done!)


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I don't think mondo grass is actually an aquatic plant - it might live for a little while, though.

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some random plants
white cloud minnows
2 small screw in power compact bulbs
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My guess is that they willl all survive and probably slowly grow....not too sure about the Micro Sword tho. Also, "Mondo Grass" is not aquatic and will slowly decay if left under water.

I'd also advise AGAINST the amazon sword, they just get huge.

Maybe look into doing watersprite instead of wisteria...it just looks so much better IMO.
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wisteria
anacharis
Anubias coffeefolia (Can this be planted in the substrate?)
Amazon sword
Crypt wendtii
I've had all of these at low light levels before. Not sure about the others except mondo grass, it isn't aquatic.
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