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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have photos of these plants? Experiences/Opinions please.

I have a 10 gallon im going to be planting for a single betta. I have 2 6500k flourecant plant bulbs, dose with flourish excel, flourish root tabs and I will have eco plant substrate mixed with black sand and black gravel. Ph 8.0

Im looking to plant these plants in my tank...

Chinese Ivy
Lemon Bacopa
Mint Charlie
Brazilian Pennywort
Rotala Indica

Thoughts? Experiences? Photos would be a great help.

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I have the pennywort and frankly, it's awesome and I think it looks great. Unfortunately I dont have a good photo of some in my tank but i highly recommend them.


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I have experience only with the rotundifolia of the rotalas, but I've always loved indica. The blue is just gorgeous.

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Chinese Ivy-
Had to google the common name, sice it's so uncommon, lol
(cardamine lyrata) small pennywort like plant, I keep mine tied around a piece of wood as it can get messy when allowed to grow free form.

Lemon Bacopa
(Bacopa Carolina) easy for some, not so easy for others... never had this plants

Mint Charlie
(M brownei, I think) smells nice? gave mine away, it grew nicely when I had it :) pretty in its own way

Brazilian Pennywort
(Hydrocotyle... something)I prefer this one floating :P

Rotala Indica
(" ") lovely plant, small leaves... if you have highlight the stems form a nice gradient, pink up to to green at the bottom...
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I have rotala indica and bocopa monnieri. The rotala I was pretty dubious about since it requires high light, but it seems to be growing really well in my 5g with 2x 13 watts 6400k & diy co2. It grows HUGE roots and grows in length pretty quickly until it kind of droops and you need to trim it. However its very delicate and the petals always look kind of bruised with brown spots. I don't have the bacopa you described, but the monnieri is incredibly easy to grow and looks great, they are very cute. I use carib flora max and my ph is around 6.
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most rotalas are more of a med/low light plant, only high if you want to bring out the colors ^__^
I had r. macrandra however, and that definitely needs lots of light, or it chucks
a fit and melts
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I have experience only with the rotundifolia of the rotalas, but I've always loved indica. The blue is just gorgeous.
I feel like such an idiot. I was REALLY tired. I was randomly thinking of Rotala sp. mini.

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I feel like such an idiot. I was REALLY tired. I was randomly thinking of Rotala sp. mini.
there are blue rotalas? oO want.
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Yep! Check them out. :P

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ahhh i have some rotala sp mini but they are red not blue, they are really tiny and cute though. i want blue ones :X
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