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Old 01-03-2015, 01:54 AM   #1
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Need ideas for easy background plants

So I have a 20 regular and I have a large piece of driftwood with narrow java fern and anubias nana tied to it. I'm trying to find some easy background plants to add that can be planted in gravel and don't require much light or added co2. Any ideasClick image for larger version

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Old 01-03-2015, 02:27 AM   #2
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I would advise saggiteria subulata. It's pretty hardy and looks great.
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Try some anarachis. If you weight it down it looks really nice.
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I was gonna suggest Cryptocoyne balansae. It might grow in gravel with Root tabs. I've grown C wendtii in gravel. Balansae grows nice and tall in my tanks.

Or maybe Ludwigia repens.


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Ludwigia is a pain to maintain in a 20 I got rid of mine

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Just trim it regularly, like weekly, and you should be fine with ludwigia! Bacopa is also lovely, sword plants, vallisneria.. The possibilities are endless


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Thanks everyone will def look into all these


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Also I'm thinking of adding some java moss on the top left of the drift wood but hear it is extremely fast grower and will over run the tank. Any suggestions


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Aponogeton ulvaceus is nice

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Wysteria is really hardy and doesn't need much light but it might take over your whole tank


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