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Old 08-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #1 
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Good small plants for a 5g...

What are some good small plants for a 5 gallon Aqueon tank? I have a 6500k 10w fluorescent bulb for lighting. I use Flourish Comp and Excel once a week.

The plants I already have in there are:

Java Moss
Java Fern
Small sprig of Wisteria
Frogbit

Also, side question, how would I go about splitting a giant Marimo ball in two without making it look all... crescent shaped?
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #2 
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You can split the marimo ball and then roll it into a ball shape, then tie it with black thread or fishing line until it grows together back into the ball shape.

Some nice plants would be dwarf sag, Kompact/Stricta Hygrophilia, Crypt Wendii or Greens, Rotala, Ludwiga, guppy grass, hornwort, Cabomba, Scarlet Red Temple and any type mosses. Plus many, many more.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #3 
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Sunset hygro
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:21 AM   #4 
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Sunset hygro is illegal to ship across state lines but it is extremely beautiful, still trying to find someone in TN that has it to trade or buy. I'd love some for my tanks.
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Would Pygmy Chain Sword be good to add? I've always wanted an easy carpet type plant.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #6 
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Hairgrass, cryptocorine(do t know if that's correct), anubias and any smaller plants will work. Just go to your local aquarium and choose small plants.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #7 
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I have some pennywort in my 3g but it grows pretty fast so if you didn't want a jungleish look you'd have to trim it every few days
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