180l / 45g Low Tech Plant Suggestions

Nubias

HI all,

Looking for plant suggestions for a low tech tank, it’s a juwel Rio 180 so assuming mid lighting level.

Thoughts so far;

Driftwood and rock
Microsorum pteropus and narrow leaf/trident varieties
Anubias nana and a larger anubias (emerald heart?)
Christmas moss/flame moss

Foreground
Monte Carlo ( not after a full carpet)
Hydrocotyle tripartita?
Staurogyne sp. Portoi

Mid to background
Ludwigia repens?
Rotala green
Ambulia?
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Blyxa Japonica
Hygrophila Lancea
Syngonanthus sp. 'Manaus


Would also love bucephalandra but the are really expensive in Australia it seems.
Thoughts on plant types? May not be all just depends what’s available and healthy at the time.

Any not really suited to low tech?
 

aussieJJDude

HI all,

Looking for plant suggestions for a low tech tank, it’s a juwel Rio 180 so assuming mid lighting level.

Thoughts so far;

Driftwood and rock
Microsorum pteropus and narrow leaf/trident varieties
Anubias nana and a larger anubias (emerald heart?)
Christmas moss/flame moss

Foreground
Monte Carlo ( not after a full carpet)
Hydrocotyle tripartita?
Staurogyne sp. Portoi

Mid to background
Ludwigia repens?
Rotala green
Ambulia?
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Blyxa Japonica
Hygrophila Lancea
Syngonanthus sp. 'Manaus


Would also love bucephalandra but the are really expensive in Australia it seems.
Thoughts on plant types? May not be all just depends what’s available and healthy at the time.

Any not really suited to low tech?

Buce is cheap enough where you know where to look... The expensive part is shipping IMO (usually express, $12) but the plant itself is usually under $20... If you're looking for any, I may have a few spares available. PM if you want.

The selection sounds amazing. The only one that may cause some trouble is the blyxa, for me I never had much success with it in lower lighting conditions.

I personally reccomend xmas moss, its growth pattern is fantastic. If you can, look for fissidens moss. It looks great in the foreground on some rocks since its low growing and has small fronds.

Also consider red tiger lotus - for a pop of red in the back/mid ground as a feature plant, and I've also had amazing success with AR minI in the foreground as a minI carpet... looks amazing against all the greens.
 

Nubias

Thanks for the input, that could be great if you do. Will pm soon.
 

Nubias

Hardscape set up today to give some idea of layout.
 

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Nubias

So playing around with a few more ideas, suggestions? How many varieties should I mix for a tank this size. Junglescape/naturescape/learn to grow scape.

100%
Microsorum pteropus - Narrow/Trident/minI (mixture or whatever is available)
Anubias nana, maybe 1 x larger variety
Monte Carlo (not as a carpet)
Rotala Green
wendtii

Possibles
Blyxa Japonica
Hygrophila Lancea
Syngonanthus - Manaus, Madeira, Belem
Staurogyne repens
Hygrophila polysperma
Limnophila repens, Limnophila sp. MinI Vietnam
Bacopa monnieri
Lindernia rotundifolia ‘Variegated’
Some type of moss
 

AshleyBetta

Anubias nana is perfect for a low tech set up; it's just my favorite plant in general.

Java moss grows like a weed, but it'll look fantastic in a jungle-esque tank.

I highly recommend hygrophila polysperma as well; that stuff is amazing for low tech set ups.

I'd recommend hornwort as well. It grows large and needs little maintenance
 

Nubias

Thanks for the input guys
 

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