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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Beginner tropical plants,please help !

Are these plants going to be okay with Aquael Brillux 72 litre rectangular,2 t5 24 watt lights,DIY co2 with diffuser,tetra substrate with gravel.Any suggestions will be highly appriciated.
Here is the list :

Java fern
Bacopa monnieri
Rotala indica
Hygrophilia polysperma
Cabomba carolinana
Staurogyne repens
Egeria densa

Flame/christmas moss
Dwarf hairgrass

I am always looking for thriving new plants and would love to learn new things. Any more foreground plants suggestion considering DIY co2?

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Watts does not matter...lumens is much more important. You need 100 lumens per gallon minimum for low light plants. If you can get the PAR reading on the lights, that would be even better.

Java fern would be an extremely good beginner plant, and the egeria and moss would be almost as good (the latter will do poorly in a tropical tank, though). Cabomba is infamous for being fickle, and the hygros, rotala, and bacopa are not quite beginner plants but should be no trouble once you have experience with other plants. I don't know much about the others.
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Cabomba is an easy plant, and is thriving in my non-co2 injected tank.

J fern has not done well in my tank and j moss grows but is mostly brown in color - the reason could be that i dont inject co2.

Amazon swords are easy beginner plants. Banana and ozelot sword have also done good in my tank.
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most crypts are fairly easy to grow. any of the wendtii's especially. they do well with or without co2.
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