Plants for low light conditions

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

Ah, sorry... Good thing you said so, it's still quite ok here.

Seeing how it grows in my little tank, I can understand why...
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

Yea i'm thinking duckweed for floating cover.

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

Duck weed is a great low light cover but you it could choke out all your light making growing anything else impossible and its next to impossible to get rid of, if you want a floating plant look at penny wort it isn't nearly invasive and doesn't multiply as fast so you should be able to keep it from taking over
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

can you guys have water lettuce? That's also a very pretty floating plant.

In SA, all of these floating plants are banned.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

I have had duckweed and water lettuce in tanks b4 it grew amazingly!!!

I left some duck weed and a little water in a bucket on a counter just to dispose of later and never though about it and when I went back to it there were TONs more duck weed in he tank!!!

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

Yea, I may look into the water lettuce over the duck weed for floating cover.

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

would look awesome in a piranha tank !! it does get a little bit of every where what kind of filtration you running? just FX5's

Hob make a great mess out of it shooting it down into the water then stuck into the inlet pipe...

also are you going to lower the water level in the tank so you can see the duckweed ?

just some things to think about

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

I probably won't lower the water level, and yes all I user the the FX5's to filter. The top level stuff isn't so much for my visual gratification as it's a place for baby fishes to hide from hungry big fishes until I can get a reasonable sized breeder up and running.

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

O ok ic then... and I hope the roots are big enough to hid em :dry:

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Plants for low light conditions

Java moss would also work as a hiding place too, or so I've been told.

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