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otter 08-31-2012 06:55 PM

Low light plants please :3
 
Hello,
I am setting up a 26 gallon at the moment.. for my sorority ;D
and I only have a 15 watt lightbulb.. Its very unfortunate

If anyone can suggest some plants that will do well in low light it would be fabulous!

Thank you all

Byron 08-31-2012 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by otter (Post 1222087)
Hello,
I am setting up a 26 gallon at the moment.. for my sorority ;D
and I only have a 15 watt lightbulb.. Its very unfortunate

If anyone can suggest some plants that will do well in low light it would be fabulous!

Thank you all

Over a 26g I am assuming you have a fluorescent tube of 15w, rather than a screw-in (incandescent) bulb. So first, getting a good tube will help. A "daylight" with a Kelvin rating around 6500K is best. You may be able to get one at the hardware-type stores, as GE, Phillips and Sylvania all make them in most sizes (length), and these will be much less expensive than fish store tubes. But if you go with those, the Life-Glo is good and the ZooMed Ultra Sun. There is also a Coralife 50/50 I have not tried.

With this tube, you would have no problem with Anubias, Java Fern, Java Moss; these all attach to wood or rock. Pygmy chain sword, some of the crypts, perhaps Corkscrew Vallisneria. And among stem plants, Brazilian Pennywort and Hornwort. Floating plants too. We have many of these in our profiles, click the shaded names or browse them under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page.

Byron.

corwinlame 09-16-2012 11:41 PM

I think you should try one of them, cast iron plant, philodendron, Peace Lily. All these three plants are low light plants, hope these can be works for you.

otter 09-17-2012 05:13 PM

Thanks! I will definitly search for those

fish monger 09-17-2012 07:28 PM

For low light, go with anubias, java fern, and crypts. I believe that some suggestions are not aquatic plants.

redchigh 09-17-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by corwinlame (Post 1246155)
I think you should try one of them, cast iron plant, philodendron, Peace Lily. All these three plants are low light plants, hope these can be works for you.


Do not buy these, they are not fully aquatic. They might look nice for a while, but they won't thrive and will eventually begin to rot.
Besides the one mentioned above, the others mentioned are great choices.
As far as the crypts, look for crypt wendtii.

corwinlame 09-17-2012 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 1247157)
Do not buy these, they are not fully aquatic. They might look nice for a while, but they won't thrive and will eventually begin to rot.
Besides the one mentioned above, the others mentioned are great choices.
As far as the crypts, look for crypt wendtii.

Redchigh, I had read about these Low light vegetation before, that's why I recommended these to him. Can you please describe me that which are better low light plants, I would love to know.


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