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post #1 of 6 Old 04-02-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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alternatives to elodea

So... I tried to get my LFS to order me some elodea for my betta tank. Turns out its illegal to distribute the stuff in connecticut due to restrictions based on environmental concerns!

What would make a good substitute for elodea?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-02-2008, 05:09 PM
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Wisteria, primrose, aponogetons, crypts, pennywort, foxtail, cabomba. All are good ones to try.

Is there a specific look you want or just want a fast growing low light plant?
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-02-2008, 05:12 PM
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Hey beetlebz,

Here are some great alternatives to elodea, same style of plant:

Pennywort, Brazilian (Hydrocotyle Leucocephala)
Myrio, Green (Myrio pinnatum)
Mayaca (Mayaca fluviatilis)
Contortion Vals
Diandra (Didiplis diandra)
Ludwigia, Needle Leaf (Ludwigia arcuata)

And you can visit for plenty more plants.

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-03-2008, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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aye, sorry. Forgot to mention that part....

yeah a floating plant that can do well on 1.5 watts per gallon

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-05-2008, 11:44 AM
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for floaters you could use hornworth or riccia fluitan.

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