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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie to plants!!

OK so whats the best plant for a newbie to start with thats low maintenance..i wanna put it in my fluval spec 2g
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 01:33 AM
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I'm no expert, but I LOVE my Anubias plants. Mine have been alive for a couple of months now even in my inexperienced hands, and my bettas enjoy resting on the leaves,
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 01:43 AM
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If you can find small version of these plants they would work. I know there are "dwarf" species of these plants so look around.

Java fern, anubias, marimo moss balls, mosses (anchor/java/christmas), water wisteria, crypts.
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Java fern of all types gets pretty large. Anubias nana 'petite' stays pretty small though.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 08:07 PM
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Anubiasand java fern in my opinion are very difficult to kill.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 09:42 PM
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hornwort, fast growing and a good plant for absorbing ammonia/nitrate.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 10:12 PM
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Hornwort, java fern, java moss, anubias... Even some crypts would work.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 12:59 PM
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Moss balls!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 08:37 PM
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My java ferns have been through everything and haven't died! I've propagated my original plant into at least 5 different plants now. I also have had pretty good luck with annubias.

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