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Old 04-12-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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New plants

Here is what I got so far as starters what do u guys think

Riccia fluitans
Java fern lace
Crypt spiralis

any suggestions on what would go good with that mix
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how tall that particular Crypt gets, but if you wanted to add a tall background plant you could look into getting one of the types of Vallisneria (Jungle Val, Corkscrew Val).

It's an easy, low-to-medium light plant that grows nice tall strands that can be used both as a background or to create a type of "curtain" effect. They also wave quite nicely if they're in any kind of current which can add very peaceful movement effect to the tank.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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What size tank and what kind of light do you have?
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Moved to Planted section.

I agree with Jim, what is your equipment list? Riccia can be hard to grow in low light. It can survive but hardly grows.
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What happens to the low light plants when you add high light? Do they just grow faster?
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55g with a 28 watt
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:36 PM   #7
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You're definitely going to need more light to keep the riccia alive. You're in the bottom end of the low light range. Java fern, some mosses, and anubias will probably survive in your tank, but that's about it.
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Sry it a 28 watt x2
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I'm also floating it 1 inch may be from the light
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56W is better, but still not great. Floating the riccia will probably keep it alive because it's so close to the light.
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