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post #1 of 6 Old 01-04-2014, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
short plants

any suggestions on short swords & cryps & similar plants ?
(not stem plants)

so many are listed as having leaves that are 8", 12" or larger :(
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-05-2014, 05:55 PM
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any suggestions on short swords & cryps & similar plants ?
(not stem plants)
so many are listed as having leaves that are 8", 12" or larger :(
Rosette sword stays pretty small, crypt size often depends on light levels. Lots of plants will stay shorter in higher light (not swords, obviously!). Micro crypt is a nice short plant for me, so far.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-05-2014, 06:08 PM
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How short?
My Cryptocoryne lutea stays small.
Anubias Nana Petite stays bitty, too - a rhizome plant.
Both have been very easy to care for in my low light tanks so far. ^__^
Hope this helps!
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-05-2014, 07:40 PM
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glosso,staurogene repens, dwarf baby tears,riccia and dwarf hair grass. some of these will need to be trimmed. others will need to be anchored.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-05-2014, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
rizome and stolon plants are preferred

8-10" is max preferred size substrate to tip

edible is preferred (by fish)
-otherwise java fern would be great, dish don't like java fern though
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-06-2014, 12:35 AM
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page through this at your leisure.
Catalogo Plantas Tropica.pdf-Index of

edit- do not know why it did not link. you will have to type in manually.

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