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Old 11-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Wink Low light plants?

Could anyone give me a quick run down of low light plants? I would like to start a discus tank and i would like to have several plants in with them as they like that, but they also need low lighting. Also, if anyone could give me advice on drift wood options?? THANKS
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Swords, crypts, anubias, marimo moss balls and mosses are great for low light. In some instances, dwarf sag, vals, and hydrocotyle sp. Japan.

I like Malaysian dw, and manzanita. Mopani is okay. Just boil the heck out of it because it leaches a lot of tannins.
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would the tannins help reduce my PH?
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would the tannins help reduce my PH?
Tannins are tannic acid, so yes they reduce ph but tint the water brown like tea
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wouldnt the filter take out the brown color? I would like to use two aqua clear 110 on a 46G bowfront.
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Nope, you would need some type of chemical filtration. Carbon works but very very slowly. Purigen works well, but normal filtration won't
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