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atwilson1972 03-14-2014 05:32 PM

low to medium light plant recommendations
 
i am not ready for the maintenance of high light plants, but i want to start a planted tank.
can anyone recommend a good mix to deco a tank? or is there a good article on this someplace?

Sylverclaws 03-14-2014 06:31 PM

I like anacharis and stem plants, most are low light needs plants. They're pretty easy provided the tank isn't one of the higher temp tropicals, I noticed mine start having trouble around 80F but do fine in 78 or lower. Anubias plants are pretty good, about medium light needed. The Anubias Nana's are the smaller ones, the others can get pretty large. I had one in my 55 gallon that gets tall enough to stick out the top if I don't clip it.

I'd go with those. Stem plants are easy, you can make them grow in odd directions or even spiral, or clip them and replant the clippings. That's the only thing they really require, clip and replant if you want more. =)

Java and Willow Moss is pretty good too, about low to medium light requirements.

atwilson1972 03-14-2014 07:15 PM

nice, thanks alot. the tank is a 125 so it has plenty of room for stuff to grow.
anyone else got ideas?

jeaninel 03-14-2014 07:30 PM

Amazon swords, anubias, anacharis (I float mine), java fern and crypts have always worked well for me. The swords and crypts will seem to die back when you first plant them, but come back nicely and do very well once established
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sandybottom 03-14-2014 10:35 PM

pennywort,aponogetons,wisteria, dwarf lily,hygrophila.

Austin 03-15-2014 06:33 PM

Vallisneria too.
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