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post #1 of 4 Old 01-23-2014, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Plants for South American Biotope???

In the future i want to do an aquarium along the lines of a SA biotope, and have not had a whole lot of luck online searching for plants to include besides swords. Any suggestions are welcome!
Some info about the tank: It will probably be around 55g with a fair amount of driftwood, just to give you an idea for size. Substrate will most likely be sand and possibly dirt underneath. Finally, I would like to keep it on the lower end of the light spectrum, as I am hoping for more of a low tech without C02 or high lighting.

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-24-2014, 05:12 AM
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i terrible with plants, will be following to see what everyone comes up with!

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-04-2014, 05:04 PM
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Besides the numerous Swords, South American plants include (by no means an exhaustive list but will give you a start)

Alternanthera Lilacina, Reineckii, Rosaefolia, Sessillis
Bacopa Myriophylloides
Cabomba Caroliniana, Furcata
Echhornia Diversifolia
Egeria Densa
Gymnocoronis Spilanthoides
Heteranthera Zosterfolia
Hydrocotyle Leucocephala
Limnobium Spongia
Mayaca Fluviatilis
Micranthemum Micranthemoides, Umberosum
Miriophyllum Matogrossense
Sagittaria Subulata
Salvinia Auriculata
Staurogyne Repens
Tonina Fluviatilas
Vallisneria Americana
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-04-2014, 06:45 PM
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