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Old 02-19-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Any super low light plants?

about 1 year+ i got a marineland 20 gallon starter kit with led, the led is so horrable every plant that goes in the tank dies so i have to have plastic plants and i want to set up a planted aquarium (I dont have enough $ for a T5HO lights). so if u know of a super low light plants that barely need light to thrive. PS: My gupps are breeding so i need a hiding place (they dont survive in many of mine fake plants). so please help me! i need a baby shelter ASAP!


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Old 02-19-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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What plants have you tried so far?
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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i dont realy remember - but many, it was a long time ago, recently i tried java moss and duckweed
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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Try Java Ferns. Mine grow in almost any light.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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Some if the plants they sell at big box stores are not true aquatic plants, therefor they'll die/melt after a short while under water..
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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Guppy Grass is a good fry hideout.
You can use a 6,500K CFL for added light. I use the mini U shaped ones.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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Anubias and java fern!
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:11 PM   #8
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so Java Fern, Anubias, and Guppy grass grows/thrives with any light even very weak on and with out CO2?

And no i got aquatic plants - they were fully submersed at the fish store
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I've never kept guppy grass so I don't know about that. Anubias and java fern will survive pretty much any conditions though. My anubias survived over a week with zero light at all- I was on vacation and my light burned out.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:19 PM   #10
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ok ill try to get those - i searched for them on google images - after all they are gorgeous us.


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Guppy Grass is a good fry hideout.
You can use a 6,500K CFL for added light. I use the mini U shaped ones.
what does 6500K CFL mean , so does it gow in almost no/weak light?
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so is that Anubias "cofeefolia", Anubias Lanceolota, Anubias Nana, or Anubias "nangi"?
cuz if i go on an online store it gives me a huge selection of Anubias
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Any super low light plants?

There are much more anubias species than just those. I'm not sure what mine is.
http://www.extraplant.us/aquariumpla...arrowleaf.html
This is what mine looks the most similar to.
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I think any of the anubias versions are fine... Dont plant them, just attach them to driftwood or rocks with roots exposed. I also love water sprite for low light. You can plant it, but you can leave it float close to the lights to give it a liitle boost in the beginning.
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ok thanks but on the website i looked (Aquarium, Aquatic Plants For Sale, Golden, CO) it says that some of the species are low light, low-medium, and medium.

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but what about cryptocoryne wendtii on the website it says that it is a low-high plant, it looks good but could it grow in the "lil' ugly" (my 20 gallon long)? How about Ammania Gracilis or Cardimine Lyrata or Brazilian Pennywort?
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There is actually an new topic about planting these plats (how?)
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #18
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Cheap lighting

You can buy a couple of clip on lights with the bell shaped reflectors like at Lowes or Home depot pretty cheap. You can get a solid low/medium light that way for <$25 bulbs and all. OS.
Power Zone 8.5 Inch Clamp Light PZ-300: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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Slightly smaller than the 8.5" version, here's a pic of a pair of 5.5" clamp lights paired with 13w 6500k bulbs. From Lowes...$20-$25. Please ignore the algae; it is a grow out / "not sure what to do with these plants" 6.6g tank.

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Oops, let me try that again...
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