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beetlebz 04-02-2008 04:40 PM

alternatives to elodea
So... I tried to get my LFS to order me some elodea for my betta tank. Turns out its illegal to distribute the stuff in connecticut due to restrictions based on environmental concerns!

What would make a good substitute for elodea?

fish_4_all 04-02-2008 05:09 PM

Wisteria, primrose, aponogetons, crypts, pennywort, foxtail, cabomba. All are good ones to try.

Is there a specific look you want or just want a fast growing low light plant?

kritas 04-02-2008 05:12 PM

Hey beetlebz,

Here are some great alternatives to elodea, same style of plant:

Pennywort, Brazilian (Hydrocotyle Leucocephala)
Myrio, Green (Myrio pinnatum)
Mayaca (Mayaca fluviatilis)
Contortion Vals
Diandra (Didiplis diandra)
Ludwigia, Needle Leaf (Ludwigia arcuata)

And you can visit for plenty more plants. :wink:

herefishy 04-02-2008 08:20 PM


beetlebz 04-03-2008 04:53 PM

aye, sorry. Forgot to mention that part....

yeah a floating plant that can do well on 1.5 watts per gallon

iam_koi 04-05-2008 11:44 AM

for floaters you could use hornworth or riccia fluitan. :wink:

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