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AmyK 02-22-2009 07:49 AM

Low light plants??
I have a 5 gallon with a 9 W flourescent bulb - what are some good plants that will thrive on low lighting?

It will house two African Dwarf Frogs and I don't believe they are hard on plants at all. They mainly like to just sit on them.

And the substrate will be Eco-complete black.

fishkid 02-22-2009 08:20 AM

Actually, thats not too low. You could try java fern and some mosses. Cryptocorynes also work well.

pkennedy0219 02-26-2009 07:22 PM

how many gallons do you have, that would make a difference for the lights and plants. about 2-5 watts per gallon. You can find out what plants need what. gives some good info on their plants. Their plants are also very nice, they are the kind that i use.

fishkid 02-27-2009 07:29 PM

I reread the post. For sitting, I find my fishes like Anubias leaves. It is a low light and hardy plant that shouldn't be planted in the substrate.

Kim 03-01-2009 06:29 PM

Java fern, java moss, crypts, and anubias should all do well.

mattyphilly 03-09-2009 03:20 PM

anubias....they come in all sizes. Dont need much light and are slow growers

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