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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cyperus Helferi vs Vallisneria nana

Which do you guys like better?

Which would be better for a 29g high tech ada w/ manzanita. btw, the effect where the leaves grow to the top and float along the surface is a huge +!

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I'm leaning towards Vallisneria nana right now because of it's ease of growth
and height capabilities but some opinions would be great, cause Cyperus
Helferi is a beautiful plant as well...
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I've never had cyperus, but I like my val nana. . . I know this might not be that helpful, but it's one opinion at least!

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I've never grown Vals but love the long, draping leaves of my C. helferi. I first saw it in one of Amano's tanks and just had to have it. It's been a very fast grower too.
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how long do they get, cause I need atleast 19"-21" leaves...
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I'm pretty sure they both will grow longer than that. My vals in my 20H (16-17 inches tall) are draped along the surface at least 6-8 inches and growing

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The leaves on the C. helferi are definitely longer than that so, you should be fine.
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Ok, since they're both long enough, which one has aesthetically nicer leaves?
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Cyperus is a lot better looking IMO. If you want that look like Amano's tank where the leaves bend over at the surface just get what he uses and that is cyperus H.
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ok, thanks, I'm probably going to go with the Cyperus Helferi then
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What about Eleocharis vivipara?
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Too thin compared to Cyperus H. imo
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c.spiralis??


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I like the look of Cyperus H. better than c.spiralis
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Cyperus helferi is a wider leaf than V. nana. V nana is darker green.

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