View Full Version : Low light plants

06-27-2014, 01:12 PM
Folks, looking for some low light plants, i will be aquiring a 20 long so looking for something that grows no more that 8", mostly looking cryptocorene, echinodoros, dwarf sag, dwarf valisneria etc

Please let me know, not looking to spend a ton but something to start with.

06-27-2014, 01:18 PM
what fish are you going to have? i'd do anubias nana "petite"


06-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Will most likely keep badis......that is a good idea too

06-27-2014, 01:44 PM
You should put this out there on APC as well. Many members would be happy to donate some plants to a new join. If you're looking for a sword, I have one that has recently shot off several runners. Actually 2 runners, then one of those runners shot 2 more. I'll likely have a BUNCH of plantlets ready by the next APC meeting.

This tank shot is old, but it's the mid sized left plant. Its fully grown in the pic, probably 8" tall I think it's an Echinodorus bleheri 'compacta'


06-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Is that a no co2 tank?, I will be using osmocote in my 20L and seed some in my 40b as well

06-27-2014, 11:54 PM
I was wondering the same thing, to make ur swords so full and big do u c02 it?

06-28-2014, 12:17 AM
Its got CO2, high lights, root tabs, and water column ferts. But in a 20L, the tank will be so shallow you will probably get moderate PAR, not low.

Was this going to be a dirt tank? What's the substrate going in?

06-28-2014, 07:21 AM
It's going to be eco complete, I have a bag left

06-28-2014, 07:57 AM
I've probably got almost everything you're looking for. Jeremy & I are headed towards Fort Worth side of town today to check out the new fish stores. We could meet you somewhere?

It would be our chance to pay you back for giving Jeremy that ride to plano from the auction!

06-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Thank you so much for the plants guys.....even though I never expected anything in return that was very nice of you guys.