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post #1 of 5 Old 12-16-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
background plants?

Hey i was wondering if anyone knows of any low-light plants that will be big enough to use as a background plant? Like, i dont have a background so you can see the tubes and such from my filter and i want to cover it up without getting a background. so something that's big but can be planted fairly close together?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-16-2008, 06:07 PM
anubias are the ultimate low light plant ,but they are expensive,hard to find, rubbery and prone to algea i hav 4 large contrasting SWORDS, now theres a mid light plant thats hardy and fast growing its the most popular BG plant.go to aquarium under background and so on...theres a low-light category as well.oh, wisteria also reached 18" in 7 weeks i have to cut alot. theres also a tall flat grass,i forget the name but it 's sold tall and mine grew 3" in a few months.those are all BG full too.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-16-2008, 06:48 PM
Oh, I have a cryptocoryne spiralis that is tall and does very well in my low light planted tank. It is in eco-complete gravel though, so maybe some root tabs if you feel it needs it.

You can see it in the back right corner of the tank in my avatar.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-17-2008, 01:58 AM
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anarchis is a cheap hardy option
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-17-2008, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
cool, ill look into those plants. I have a couple of swords now but i feel like tehy grow wide more than they grow tall since mine kinda spreads out more than it goes up.
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