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I am new to this forum, and this is my first post. I hope to learn even more about the planted tank on this forum. My first question is about Vallisneria. What is the best looking plant of the species? I would like something that adds interest to my tank. I have T5 HO lighting and I dose PPS Pro ferts and Flourish Excel

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As ya'll tell Fish Enthusiast about different Vals, could you mention the heights.

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As ya'll tell Fish Enthusiast about different Vals, could you mention the heights.

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Thank you! I should've mentioned that my tank is a 30 gallon (36" by 12" by 16")


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I asked for two reasons, the first is that some Vals such as the Jungle Vals are very tall and grow very fast, probably too tall for your tank. While other species vary in height.

The other reason I asked is that I also want to know more about the short ones while I think you would want medium heights.

The one thing I do know is that they are tough, easy to grow and some Vals have Twisted versions that look sensational.

Now we wait for the experts and thankfully this forum has a lot of them.
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http://www.aqua-fish.net/index.php?c...=not&speed=not
This as usual, is not complete. But the list does give many plants/fish bysize, water temp. and a few other conditions related to them. Select from the column on
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But it does keep me from buying plants not good for my 10g tank.

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I personally don't think many of them are what I would call interesting. Vesuvious is cool and stays fairly low or doesn't grow tall very fast. Corkscrews are good looking. Seen some great pics of Rubra but have never seen them in person.

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I like how leopard looks.

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I personally don't think many of them are what I would call interesting. Vesuvious is cool and stays fairly low or doesn't grow tall very fast. Corkscrews are good looking. Seen some great pics of Rubra but have never seen them in person.
I think interesting is a misnomer. Vals are not centerpiece plants, they're mostly used for background and the look is very natural as is their movement. Vals allow interesting plants the setting to be interesting

I believe it would be fair to say that they carry the weight allowing others get the glamor

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