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Old 02-22-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
 
Low light plants??

I have a 5 gallon with a 9 W flourescent bulb - what are some good plants that will thrive on low lighting?

It will house two African Dwarf Frogs and I don't believe they are hard on plants at all. They mainly like to just sit on them.

And the substrate will be Eco-complete black.
Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:20 AM   #2
 
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Actually, thats not too low. You could try java fern and some mosses. Cryptocorynes also work well.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
 
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how many gallons do you have, that would make a difference for the lights and plants. about 2-5 watts per gallon. You can find out what plants need what. Liveaquaria.com gives some good info on their plants. Their plants are also very nice, they are the kind that i use.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
 
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I reread the post. For sitting, I find my fishes like Anubias leaves. It is a low light and hardy plant that shouldn't be planted in the substrate.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Java fern, java moss, crypts, and anubias should all do well.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:20 PM   #6
 
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anubias....they come in all sizes. Dont need much light and are slow growers
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