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Old 06-24-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 
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Plants that only need low lighting?

Tomorrow I'm heading to the petstore...I will probably get some live plants for Alexander and Xavier but I need to know some plants that only need low lighting? Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:52 PM   #2 
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Java fern and Java moss are fine with low lighting. You tie the base of the plant to a rock, driftwood, or anything and that's about it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:35 AM   #3 
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Scarlet Ludwigia, it seems to do fine in my tank with just 1.8wpg :) got it at Petsmart for 2.99 each. When they get established their stems turn dark to bright red, and their leaves are green. :)
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:46 PM   #4 
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Red plants tend to have higher nutrient (particularly iron) and light requirements--while it is a beautiful plant, red ludwigia might give the beginner a little trouble. I suggest anubias, hornwort, anacharis, in addition to java fern and javamoss, and if you're feeling like a rooting plant, you might try your hand at some cryptocoryne species.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:06 PM   #5 
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Bettas like water sprites a lot

http://www.cbsbettas.org/doc/article...eandBetta3.htm
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:12 PM   #6 
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Keep in mind, when going to a petstore, that most petstores will probably be selling those plants in tubes. Most of those plants aren't even aquatic, and it is unlikely you will find many of the plants listed above in pet stores.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:09 AM   #7 
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Keep in mind, when going to a petstore, that most petstores will probably be selling those plants in tubes. Most of those plants aren't even aquatic, and it is unlikely you will find many of the plants listed above in pet stores.
A big thumbs up! Pet*&#$ will sell some aquatic plants in the tubes (IE java fern) but mostly you will see a green and white plant that isn't aquatic. Just be wary!
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