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post #1 of 6 Old 02-22-2009, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-22-2009, 09:20 AM
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Actually, thats not too low. You could try java fern and some mosses. Cryptocorynes also work well.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-26-2009, 08:22 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. Liveaquaria.com gives some good info on their plants. Their plants are also very nice, they are the kind that i use.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-27-2009, 08:29 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-01-2009, 07:29 PM
Java fern, java moss, crypts, and anubias should all do well.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-09-2009, 04:20 PM
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anubias....they come in all sizes. Dont need much light and are slow growers

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