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post #1 of 6 Old 03-10-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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hi i have a tank full of various green plants which are all doing very well ,but would like to add a bit of colour ,does anyone recommend coloured ones which are easy to care for ,as i herd the red ones like more light etc .
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-10-2011, 10:09 AM
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Red plants for a low-tech... Hmm.I've used: (not my pictures)

Crypt wendtii 'bronze' and crypt wendtii 'red'
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Echinodorus var 'Red Flame'


Echinodorus Ozelot 'Green' or 'Red'


Ludwigea Repens/Ludwigea Natans (same plant)



May want to try Cabomba palaeformis
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Many Hygrophila species are red- will have to look them up individually. Hygrophila 'Sunset'

Also, Nymphaea species are sometimes quite red. Nymphaea pubescens is a nice one that takes well to low light.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-10-2011, 06:13 PM
i dont know your light conditions but bronze and red crypt real nice looking and easy to care for :D

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-12-2011, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hi i have 1 warm light and one day lite both 18w each..
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-13-2011, 02:41 PM
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Hi i have 1 warm light and one day lite both 18w each..
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Crypts will manage fine with this. I noted, this is the sub tank. Some reddish-brown plants such as the crypts mentioned around the sub will look nice.

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The plants I mentioned are for low-light and should survive too.

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