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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Smaller Tank Plant Recommendations

Hey everyone!

I have a 10 gallon tank I have jungle val lining the sides and back of as well as providing top cover. I'm wondering if you know of any low light plants suited for the foreground of this size tank? I'm looking to have it heavily planted while still adequate space to allow the fish to swim around and be able to spot them.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 06:27 PM
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Hey there Daniela,

I assume you want some smaller plants then for the foreground. The Anubias Var. Nana is a great plant, it's small, it's a slow grower and doesn't need a lot of light. You can't bury the rhizome but you can tie it to driftwood, rocks or whatever you've got in there and it will grow. But as far as other low light plants that will stay smallish for the front, I'm out of ideas.

Other low light plants that do get a bit larger: Java fern, Anubias, Anacharis, Hornwort, Most Mosses, Water Wisteria and that's all I can think of.

I'm not sure the lighting requirement for Wendtii but I love mine and they're pretty cute, they don't grow very tall. There's also an Amazon Sword Rosette, which is a very small sword that grows a stalk and then new plants come off of those and can be picked when ready.

But I think that's all for now :D

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 02:31 AM
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I have a planted 10g and I really like the wendtii as well. Nice looking plant, grows nicely and it will look great in front of the plants lilaugrim suggested.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 01:24 PM
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Wendtii should work.
If you want something more grass like, maybe dwarf sag.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the suggestions. I'll look into those.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 09:56 PM
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Crypt parva is another good one. Grows a bit slower than some other crypts from what I have heard, but makes a nice low-maintenance foreground plant.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 03:27 PM
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im partial to wisteria in my 10 gal, it can get huge but it grows so fast and its so easy to trim! hehe
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