- - background plants?
|SinCrisis ||12-16-2008 04:53 PM |
Hey i was wondering if anyone knows of any low-light plants that will be big enough to use as a background plant? Like, i dont have a background so you can see the tubes and such from my filter and i want to cover it up without getting a background. so something that's big but can be planted fairly close together?
|catfishtabbi ||12-16-2008 07:07 PM |
anubias are the ultimate low light plant ,but they are expensive,hard to find, rubbery and prone to algea i hav 4 large contrasting SWORDS, now theres a mid light plant thats hardy and fast growing its the most popular BG plant.go to aquarium plants.com under background and so on...theres a low-light category as well.oh, wisteria also reached 18" in 7 weeks i have to cut alot. theres also a tall flat grass,i forget the name but it 's sold tall and mine grew 3" in a few months.those are all BG full too.
Oh, I have a cryptocoryne spiralis that is tall and does very well in my low light planted tank. It is in eco-complete gravel though, so maybe some root tabs if you feel it needs it.
You can see it in the back right corner of the tank in my avatar.
|onefish2fish ||12-17-2008 02:58 AM |
anarchis is a cheap hardy option
|SinCrisis ||12-17-2008 11:12 AM |
cool, ill look into those plants. I have a couple of swords now but i feel like tehy grow wide more than they grow tall since mine kinda spreads out more than it goes up.
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