Low Light & Low Tech Plants - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 5,507
Low Light & Low Tech Plants

What type of plants don't need any special CFL lighting or C02? I have this hood and I think the lighting is T8 if you search up in Petsmart's site. I'm okay with buying Seachem Flourish or any root tabs needed. My sorority needs some plants. I've also been lacking my water changes. ^^"

Questions-
1) Is C02 the same as any source of food for plants? i feel stupid
2) I'm thinking of anubias, crypts, java moss, and some swords, will they work?

Thanks~

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
LebronTheBetta is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 11:47 PM
Member
 
Sea Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Livermore, California
Posts: 266
The plants you listed seem like they would work in low tech set ups :) If you have soil, or are willing to use root tabs, I would highly suggest dwarf lily! The broad red/green leaves are so pretty when they're growing low to the ground, and my bulb is growing and rooting like a monster just from ambient light from the tank right next to it. I'll have to uproot it soon to give away since its way too big for my 2.5 gallon >.>


Bbys: Blair and Fuji Apple! +Rasputin the class fish
SIP Gibbs, it's been a good year.
Sea Dragon is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 02:28 AM
Member
 
Sparrowhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 490
You could also grow some stems with that hood I reckon. Water wisteria and some kind of hygrophila (either dwarf or giant, depending on your tank size) would grow fast and be great for water quality, without you needing to worry too much about the level of light, provided it's within the color temp they need. The tall stem plants will also help shade any really low light plants (like anubias) so they don't get too much light and start growing algae on them. :D

Floating either some frogbit or some water sprite would be good as well. Bettas love either of those, and water sprite can be grown either rooted or floating, so if you get sick of it floating you can stick it into your gravel too. :D

Sparrowhawk is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
Posts: 5,507
Alright. Thanks guys!
I never knew my lighting was pretty strong. ^^"

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
LebronTheBetta is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 06:53 PM
New Member
 
Bluelily54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 41
I have java moss and hornwort in my little two and a half gallon, they seem to be doing great without any extra fertilizer or anything. =]
Bluelily54 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 04:34 PM
Member
 
Catie79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 148
I've got that type of hood on my 20g and the low light plants are doing fine. Growth is slow, but I also don't have algae problems so it's nice. The plants you listed sound fine except the sword will get huge. You might want to look at plants that won't get quite that big.

betta splendens (domestic) | betta imbellis | betta falx
Catie79 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Member
 
Kuronue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chautauqua County, NY - My mind is in my fish tank usually
Posts: 146
I have water wisteria, anubius, and java fern in my shared tank. All of them are considered low light and low maintenance. Took a good week or two, but things are finally taking off, and I'm not using any Co2 I'm using a little seachems flourish here and there, but its not excel, just the fertilizer.

I also have a lucky bamboo, main thing with that one is to keep the leaves and the very top of the plant out of the water.

Ranmaru: Cambodian (Half grown ??? tail) Betta
White clouds: Ponyo, Mr.Pig, Howl, Laputa, Una, Totoro
Yoru: Clown pleco
Kuronue is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome