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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2004, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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I am ready to place my first plant order. Suggestions needed for fast growing nutrient sucking plants to help keep the algae away. I have deep tank (22") so tall growers would be good. My tank is a 45 with 2.5wpg (96w ahsuppy pc + 20w NO) DIY CO2 with a power reactor and water is soft.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2004, 02:02 AM
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Hornwort is about the fastest growing plant you can buy.
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yep hornwort, i just pulled all of it from my tank because it just got so out of hand. I did keep the algae controlled.
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Other then hornwort, pickup some hygrophilia polysperma. Either the regular green or the sunset variety. Grows very fast also. Asian ambulia grows pretty fast. Both grow rather tall if you let them.

Possibly some chain swords. Toss a plant spike under it and grows pretty fast.
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My FAQ has a good list of fast growing plants you can use to start a new tank. My vote for fastest growing goes to Mexican Oakleaf.
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Yah check out Rex's FAQ.

Rex - I have to say that FAQ really helped me understand a lot. I'm glad you made it and share it with everyone. Truely helpful.
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Glad it could be of help. I wrote it to help people out. It's getting a few hits so I know people are reading it.

I tried to get all the info in there that I wish I had known when I got into planted tanks.
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