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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2013, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Low Light Plants??

Will you guys help me make a full list of every low light plant?

I know a few, but I think it would be a good idea to create a list, and organizing them from background, front, and middle of where they should be placed in the tank! (: It would help people stock their tanks (:

Background:
Jungle Val
Corkscrew Val

Middle:
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Ground:
Dwarf Sag

Floating:
Frogbit
Duckweed


Just copy and paste the list and lets continue making this list! :D
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Background:
Jungle Val
Corkscrew Val
Water Sprite (rooted)
Water Wisteria
Anacharis
Moneywort


Middle:
Ludwigia
Rotala
Java Fern
Anubias
Crytocorynes


Ground:
Dwarf Sag
Java Moss

Floating:
Frogbit
Duckweed
Dwarf Water Lettuce
Water Sprite (floating)
Hornwort

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i made a whole list of easy care plants ^_^ It's not done yet, but hopefully it will be posted up soon...
keep in mind that most stem plants can be middle or backgroud plants depending on how you keep it trimmed :)

Background:
Jungle Val
Corkscrew Val
Water Sprite (rooted)
Water Wisteria
Anacharis
Moneywort (bacopa)
Brazillian pennywort
Hydrocotyle sp Japan
Cardamine lyrata
Limnophilla sessilifolia
Hygrophillia Polysperma
guppy grass
Cabomba
myriophyllum mattogrossense
elodea/anacharis


Middle:
Ludwigia
Rotala
Java Fern (trident, needleleaf, windelov)
Anubias
Crytocorynes (common ones work well, other rarer sp. can get fussy)
Buces


foreGround:
Dwarf Sag
microsword
marsilea minuta
marsilea quadrifolia
Java Moss
Susswassertang


Floating:
Frogbit
Duckweed
Dwarf Water Lettuce
Water Sprite (floating)
Hornwort
salvinia
hygroryza aristata

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Will you guys help me make a full list of every low light plant?

I know a few, but I think it would be a good idea to create a list, and organizing them from background, front, and middle of where they should be placed in the tank! (: It would help people stock their tanks (:

Background:
Jungle Val
Corkscrew Val

Middle:
-

Ground:
Dwarf Sag

Floating:
Frogbit
Duckweed


Just copy and paste the list and lets continue making this list! :D
Nice. Thanks for starting the thread even I was searching for the list
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Background:
Jungle Val
Corkscrew Val
Water Sprite (rooted)
Water Wisteria
Anacharis
Moneywort (bacopa)
Brazillian pennywort
Hydrocotyle sp Japan
Cardamine lyrata
Limnophilla sessilifolia
Hygrophillia Polysperma
guppy grass
Cabomba
myriophyllum mattogrossense
elodea/anacharis


Middle:
Ludwigia
Rotala
Java Fern (trident, needleleaf, windelov)
Anubias
Crytocorynes (common ones work well, other rarer sp. can get fussy)
Buces


foreGround:
Dwarf Sag
microsword
marsilea minuta
marsilea quadrifolia
Java Moss
Susswassertang


Floating:
Frogbit
Duckweed
Dwarf Water Lettuce
Water Sprite (floating)
Hornwort
salvinia
hygroryza aristata
Green Myrio (AKA Frill Plant at Petsmart) (can also be planted in substrate)


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I do want to point out that not all of these are "low light" plants but can survive in low lights. For example, Cabomda will not show it's full colors unless under medium-high lighting but can still survive in low lights and will just be very dark green. Same with red plants like Bronze Wendtii (a Crypto), Red Rotala, Ludwigia Repens and so on. They will grow green under low lights but in medium-high lights they will get their red colors.

Also plants like Anacharis, Hornwort and Myrio are considered cold water plants, however you can acclimate them to hotter waters like 80 degree's and they will do great. However Hornwort and Myrio both will shed their needles quicker in hotter waters so...ye be warned! lol

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yep ^_^ and we all have a different definition of low light :P
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Also plants like Anacharis, Hornwort and Myrio are considered cold water plants, however you can acclimate them to hotter waters like 80 degree's and they will do great. However Hornwort and Myrio both will shed their needles quicker in hotter waters so...ye be warned! lol
Oh, maybe that's why my myrio always explodes after a couple months. The good thing is that it grows so fast that I just prune it and replant the top that still has needles.


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Will you guys help me make a full list of every low led lighting plant?

I know a few, but I think it would be a good idea to create a list, and organizing them from background, front, and middle of where they should be placed in the tank! (: It would help people stock their tanks (:

Background:
Jungle Val
Corkscrew Val

Middle:
-

Ground:
Dwarf Sag

Floating:
Frogbit
Duckweed


Just copy and paste the list and lets continue making this list! :D

Nice. Thanks for starting the thread even I was searching for the list
Thanks for sharing another list..
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Thanks for this list!

Now define low-light... Does it mean desk lamp, 6500k, +6700k, natural light?...

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