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bgodwin1987
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)9:40    Post subject: Low light plant suggestions Reply with quote

Hello Everyone I have a 55 gallon tall hex marinland tank, and I have really low lighting since its a weird tank, I am currently using 2, 15wt flourest Plant bulbs that I got from Wal-mart, what can I grow with this lighting, also it is next to a window that gets Northern Exposure, If that makes a difference, I havent had to much luck with plants, The only things that grow good so far are Java Fern, Brown crypts, and a unknown sword plant, I have a giant hygro, and so red ludwegia, and a few banana plants, but most of them I'm going to move to another tanks because I'm not sure they can survive, also Any kind of moss is out of the question oir anything else pleco's like to eat. So what do you guys think would grow the best? What do you think about anibus and wisteria? Thanks
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kissaragi
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PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anubias nana would be fine, but have a look through the garden section on this site.
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tkipfer
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PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)14:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

java fern, anubis, and many crypts and some hydros will do great in low lighting. anubis nana is a great low light plant as it will grow a flower when it has growen enough. Unfortunley anubis plants grow very slowly and may allow algae to grow on them so some snails may need to be bought with the plant. a great website to research plants is [/url] http://192.38.244.204/go.asp?plant=047[/url]. it is a little confusing to find anything at first as they have such a massive data base but it really helps me out.
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