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Old 01-31-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Favorite low-light plants

I have just read this thread and decided to go with low-light plants. That thread only makes sense for me at my experience level. Thus, I ask you folks ...

What is your favorite low-light plant? Maybe even bordering on medium a bit. I would also like to hear about any unusual low-light plants that people have used, if any.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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Elodea and Cypts lol, that almost covers all the lows lights...

I dont know, I like the cypt wendtii as well as some others!
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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I like several actually, including Anubias, Crypts, Java Ferns. Of these my favorite whould probably be the Anubias.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:21 PM   #6
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Anubias Barterii. Taller stems and flowers quite often. Also bigger leaves.
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All Anubias species (barteri, frazeri, gigantea, coffeefolia, afzelli, etc), Bolbitis heudeloti, various crypts, Java fern, Aponogeton rigidifolius...
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:20 AM   #8
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I like narrow leaf Java Fern, red tiger lotus (doesnt get red but turns a pretty copper color) and a lot of the different mosses like Willow Moss. Anubias is very pretty too.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:53 AM   #9
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One of my favorites is water sprite. You can trim the tops and use as a foreground plant until it gets too tall. Just a very easy plant to sculpt and aquascape with.
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crypts crypts crypts! for stems, blue stricta and rotala rotundifola if you're a little further into the meidum light spectrum.
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I've had very good results with ludwigia repens. I was told it was a "mod to high" light plant but it did well at 1.4 wpg.
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I also have very good luck with L. Repens. At 2wpg I get some nice color.
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any ludwigia i grow will grow like weeds.
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MCD, try gladulosa (perennis) and I think you'll find the first ludwiga that doesn't grow fast.
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The Anubias sp. bar none for me. You'll need a really rotten thumb to kill these guys.
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My Crypt Red Wendtii is my favorite, it grows like crazy and has gotten to be this big busy beautiful plant that is practiaclly maintenance free as far as pruning goes, just a leaf here or there. The tetras love swimming through the broad leafs and the cherry barbs are often hanging out inside of it....it is really cool.

It has been my best plant from the start when I had very low light and is still my favorite at med light.

Good luck... I was intimidated to start planting but I am SO glad I did. I love it and so does everyone who come to my house.
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