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scotty703 10-08-2006 12:31 PM

Best Growing Plant
What is the an easy and fast growing plant?

Lupin 10-08-2006 12:37 PM

You can consider Ceratophyllum demersum(hornwort), Elodea densa, Lemna minor(duckweeds), Vallisnerias, Vesicularia dubyana(Javan moss), Microsorium pteropus(Javan ferns) and Hygrophila polysperma.

bettababy 10-13-2006 01:07 AM

These are fast growing if the conditions are correct. All plants need proper lighting and suitable nutrient levels to grow.
I would suggest doing some reading to be sure your tank situation is optimal for live plants. I'd also be sure that you are not keeping vegetarian fish, and if you are, to be selective on the live plants you work with. Some are heartier than others.
One name I didn't see listed above that's also easy is Anubias.

Andrew 10-24-2006 03:08 PM

well swords will grow in any tank, i am talking about the common one you see being sold in bunches- i would prefer something with a nicer shade of green like java fern it does well in most tanks and its not that fussy- give it a great home and its one of the best plants you can buy- simply beautiful when matured.

bettababy 10-24-2006 03:17 PM

I've never seen swords sold in bunches... they are a rooted plant. Are you sure it's a sword? There are many pretty shades of green, and while java fern is one of them, it is only one option. Sword plants tend to need a lot more light than some of the other plants, and if there are plecos in the tank, swords are usually the first plants eaten.

fish_4_all 11-13-2006 06:15 PM

Wisteria will grow faster than any plant I have ever seen if you fertilize and have 2ish w/g of light.

Sunset Hygro and Cabomba all grow really fast in medium lighting and moderate fertilizing.

Anacharis/elodea will grow like a weed regardless of your setup as long as you have light and fish.

bettababy 11-13-2006 08:48 PM

Hornwort is the one I've always found to be the easiest to grow without any special requirements other than fish and light.

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