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MMAfish35 02-07-2013 02:45 PM

Best Low Light Plants
 
What are the best plants to keep in a tank with low lighting besides Java Moss? I have a ten gallon with led lights on it from Marineland, and I'm looking for other plants to put in there. I am going to put Java Moss in for sure. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Luke

Boredomb 02-07-2013 03:34 PM

Java Fern, Anubias, and Some crypts, and water sprite as a floating plant are just a few.
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thekoimaiden 02-07-2013 03:40 PM

In low light I've had the best experience with anubias. They are hardy and can be introduced to a new tank. Crypts need a more mature tank and benefit greatly from root tabs. But if you have a stable system and don't mind the little extra work, crypts are the way to go! I'm in love with mine!

MMAfish35 02-07-2013 06:54 PM

Thanks guys, Anubias looks great. Its funny because I already have one in my tank, and didnt know what it was lol. So Java Moss, and Anubias, and water sprite is good for low light? Does a floating plant actually float, or is it tall and flows in the water? I'm pretty new at this lol.
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Ogre44 02-07-2013 07:17 PM

Watersprite can do either.
Plant it and it will grow to the top of the water and then along the water.
Or, you can let a stem float and it will grow roots down into the water column.

MMAfish35 02-07-2013 07:35 PM

Oh ok thanks. Ill have to get some of that too. Thanks for the help.

Boredomb 02-07-2013 07:55 PM

Water Sprite may not fare welll planted in the substrate if the lighting is too low. It will thrive floating though.

smit3183 02-08-2013 07:53 AM

Their are two forms of water sprite , floating form and potted form. The floating form obviously does better than the potted ,but the potted form can be floated also. Just wanted to pass that along because finding the floating form has been next to impossible for me to find in stores and online. I've tried everywhere with no success in finding it.

MMAfish35 02-08-2013 05:16 PM

I'll have to look around and see if I can find the floating kind.

thekoimaiden 02-08-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by smit3183 (Post 1423242)
Their are two forms of water sprite , floating form and potted form. The floating form obviously does better than the potted ,but the potted form can be floated also. Just wanted to pass that along because finding the floating form has been next to impossible for me to find in stores and online. I've tried everywhere with no success in finding it.

Actually if you float the potted form it will grow roots downward and become the floating form. They are the same species. The only difference is the direction the roots grow. I bought the potted form, and it turned into the floating form.


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