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stevespurs 03-10-2011 08:18 AM

red plants
 
hi i have a tank full of various green plants which are all doing very well ,but would like to add a bit of colour ,does anyone recommend coloured ones which are easy to care for ,as i herd the red ones like more light etc .
thanx for your help steve...

redchigh 03-10-2011 09:09 AM

Red plants for a low-tech... Hmm.I've used: (not my pictures)

Crypt wendtii 'bronze' and crypt wendtii 'red'
See Plant Profiles

Echinodorus var 'Red Flame'
http://www.sweetaquatics.com/images/...rPrinz300c.jpg

Echinodorus Ozelot 'Green' or 'Red'
http://cattvaquarios.files.wordpress...rus-ozelot.jpg

Ludwigea Repens/Ludwigea Natans (same plant)
http://www.sweetaquatics.com/images/lud.%20natans.JPG


May want to try Cabomba palaeformis
See plant profiles

Many Hygrophila species are red- will have to look them up individually. Hygrophila 'Sunset'

Also, Nymphaea species are sometimes quite red. Nymphaea pubescens is a nice one that takes well to low light.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/...3f674b01_o.jpg

Blaxicanlatino 03-10-2011 05:13 PM

i dont know your light conditions but bronze and red crypt real nice looking and easy to care for :D

stevespurs 03-12-2011 10:29 AM

Hi i have 1 warm light and one day lite both 18w each..
Thanx

Byron 03-13-2011 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevespurs (Post 616145)
Hi i have 1 warm light and one day lite both 18w each..
Thanx

Crypts will manage fine with this. I noted, this is the sub tank;-). Some reddish-brown plants such as the crypts mentioned around the sub will look nice.

redchigh 03-14-2011 11:51 AM

The plants I mentioned are for low-light and should survive too.


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