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Ok all i need a fast growing low maintence plant (Thats Bushy) i know about Hortworn/ Cambomba's but i want a rooting plant.
 

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Cabombas have roots but not the hornworts. Elodea densa is also an excellent choice. Try Cryptocoryne species.:) If your tank exceeds more than 55 gallons, Cryptocoryne crispatula is excellent. Otherwise, try Cryptocoryne wendtii and Cryptocoryne becketii. Javan moss are excellent foreground plants. Hygrophila polysperma is also great.

Pls note though that the Crypts can be rather slow growing so be patient with them. In my experience, they can established very fast and become lushy with more leaves spurting out.:thumbsup:
 

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Cambombas have rhiziods not roots and my swordtails like to rip them up :?
 

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Pearlweed, Primrose, (need to trim it and keep it short to get it to bush out and plant densely), Rotala rotundifolia, Wisteria if you plant dense and keep trimmed, will take over any tank regardless of size if given the chance.
 

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Pearlweed, Primrose, (need to trim it and keep it short to get it to bush out and plant densely), Rotala rotundifolia, Wisteria if you plant dense and keep trimmed, will take over any tank regardless of size if given the chance.
Yea i want the cheapest way to plant my 110 i mean its not cheap :/
 

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Wisteria will take over the tank in a hurry if you give it enough fertilizer. It is a hog and needs to be fertilized to keep it happy. If you want a cheap way to grow a forest, that is it. The others will do it in descent lighting and good fertilizing. I could fill a 55 gallon with my primrose in about 2 months, pearlweed, 3 months although my fish tend to uproot it alot.

How many watts do you have and what type lighting and what kind of substrate? Substrate won't matter as much but the wattage may.

Crypts will do it too if you get any but Lucens and Pygmy and one other I can't find. They get huge and if under higher light will grow very fast! I can cut mine to the gravel and have no leaves and in less than a month they are larger than they were before.
 

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Another really nice crypt that gets big, but grows a little slower, is Crypt Beckettii. And for color, it adds something a little different to your tank. Wisteria does take over the tank if you let it, but it's not hard to manage it. And you'll always have some to send to your friends. :) And as for Hygro, any Hygro will do well too, and do grow really fast if you have decent lighting.
 

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ok i bought my plants

Cabomba
Bacopa (similar to baby tears, maybe the same plant)
limnophilia - (similar to bacopa, but bigger)
Hygro bunch (Anacharis)
Amazon Sword - (My fav :D )
Corkscrew val (kinda like seaweed :p)

Please tell me if any of these plants will grow quick, i know that cabomba will grow fast but the guy was grumpy on the day i got then so i didnt want to ask him anymore questions.
 

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Cabomba and Anacharis both grow fast. Bacopa is a little slower, but can grow at a decent pace. Get root tabs for the Sword. The corkscrew vals will spread via runners, and you'll find it going all over the tank.
 

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why does it have to root? beggers cant be choosers- go for java moss- but go for the bushy variety its native to japan i have it in my tank but i was given it as a specimen so i dont know the name common or latin.
as soon as i am done with the tweaking of my tank i will post pics, it has come on so much since my last posts.
 

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The roots are not actually real roots. They are for securing the plant to whatever you want it to attach to. they can be attached to any rocks, driftwood, ornaments, etc, as well as the substrate. Wherever you want it.
 
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