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Even in lower light, Rotala Macrandra would be a good stemmed plant that grows fairly fast and would be colorful along the back. It would help with algae also because of it's growth speed.
I might think about placing a small amount of mini Pellia on the very front tip of part of the wood.
 

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How tall is the tank which the Rotala is in now ?
I asked becase it gets more ed the closer to the top it is.
I had some Indica and it was just green till it made it completely to the top. Then the tips turned pink.
It does like higher light, but it will have that after a couple of the stems reach the top or close to it. Just might not get that wild red
seen on those in tanks/w high light/injected CO2.
I just got a few stems of it that someone gave me which are very badly
taken care of. Just a couple of leaves at the top of each stem.
But after 4 days in there the very top leaves look good now.
Don't actually expect these to get red till they are in good enough shape from the tops growing up for the stems to start a new sprout and that new sprout gets up to the top. Then I can cut off the original stem.
These are in a 10G/w one T8 bulb. But after they reach the top that bulb will be like 1.5 inches away from it if that.
Someone on here is selling mini Pellia right now.
 
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