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Old 05-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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What are the best Low Light Plants ?

I want plants that don't need much care and need only 1W per gallon (Mine is 1.25).
So far I have:
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias

I have some substrate under my gravel. What else would I need?
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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WPG doesn't mean much. That could be relatively high light if its a big tank. Tank size and type of lighting will be the determining factor.

But... if it starts with java, it'll grow in low light. Anacharis, anubias, and many others will as well.
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It's 32 Gal. 80x35x45.
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Here is a list of low light plants PlantGeek.net - Plant Guide
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I find Egeria najas (narrow leaf anacharis) to be one of the easiest to grow low lights. It's more resilient than E. densa, does not melt with Excel and will grow fast even without Excel. Ridiculously fast with it. It can however overrun your tank if you don't pay attention to it - but all the attention it needs is a snip here and there.
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From personal experience? I've grown Echinodorus amazonicus, Java Moss, Java Fern, Anubias, and Crypt lucens all in <1 wpg.
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