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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-09-2014, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Need plant options

So I'm looking for low maintenance plant options. Right now I have a few plants growing (will attach photo) and all are doing well except one. I've got java fern, swords, grass valls, wisteria(sp) and bacopa. The hackle keeps getting dead leaves at the base. It's constant. Every day I'm picking dead leaves off and it's driving me bonkers so I'm wondering what else I can get to replace it. All my other plants are doing great. Minimal maintenance. Just have to trim dead leaves once in a while. Currently trying to grow a mini forrestnof wisteria since the leaves are growing wider and brighter than stock bought plant. I have a 15" column tank so it's quite deep. I've ipgraded to a finnex led system and all other plants have loved it since. I dose with flourish but am not interested in co2. Photos are one day after trimming off all dead leaves. I also have a betta tank 5liter with swords and bacopa who are doing similarly. Swords are good, bacopa dying back but still growing new leaves like crazy. I just don't wanna have to keep trimming daily. It's a pain. My lfs will order almost anything for me so I just need names. Tia!

I have pics but have no idea how to add.

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I too have been working on a Wisteria forest. I also have a bit of Anubis. Just the other day I added some Mopani wood that I had been soaking for a couple weeks. (it still tinted my water the color of light tea- kinda bummed about that, but Ill get used to it or add some charcoal).

Just today, I added some Bacopa. The LFS only had ones with green leaves on the very tops of the stalk. The rest of the leaves were brown and some falling off. I hope this isn't indicative of this plant. I really like the look otherwise, and would like to see it full of green leaves one day.

I've been thinking of getting some moss for my driftwood. Flame moss and Christmas moss look pretty neat.

As for floaters, I was looking into Frogbit.
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