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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Can these plants do well in my tank

I currently have low light plants in a 29 gallon. I dose PPS-Pro and liquid carbon (metricide 14) daily. I dose flourish comprehensive weekly for micros. I have a full stocking of small fish (4 schools of nano size fish; neon tetras, green rasboras, chili rasboras and habrosus corydoras) that also fertilize my tank.

I just upgraded from a single T8 light to a finnex planted+. I just put in floating frogbit that is corralled to about 1/3 of my tank. I moved all of my current plants (various anubias, crypt wendti) to the side of my tank under the frogbit. I am considering this my low light side.

Now, I am wanting to plant more medium light plants in the evacuated space that I have opened up. I was considering a foreground of crypt parva, a midground of cardamine lyrata and a background of ludwigia repens.

Do these three plants sound like good selections for the type of tank, lighting and fertilization protocol that I have?
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The plants you listed should grow just fine. Enjoy!


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Crypt parva grows extremely slowly. If you want a nice carpet I recommend starting out with a large quantity if you don't want to wait years.

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That light may be shy of the amount of light the Parva wants so heavy on the red
if you program it. I can't say how close the red spectrum is on that light but I can measure the difference in growth in my tank if I use a Aquatic Life 650nm bulb(T5)
along/w a True Lumen Flora(6700K) instead of putting two of the 6700K bulbs in there.
Actually if possible the red and the blue selections of it should be up all the way if
you have the option to include those/w the white light in that manner.

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