Best 29 gallon plant

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by FallenOwl, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    What would be the best plant for my 29 gallon tank that meets these requirements? (If any)
    Grows 30+ cm
    Reproduces by runners or cuttings
    Has really thin leaves
    Can be planted in sand, and is easy to care for
     
  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Cryptocryne wendtii only lacks the "thin leaves"
     
  3. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    +1 on the wendtii. They are a great plant.
     




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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    I was thinking something like jungle val, but I don't think it reproduces like I want it to.. Are there any other plant choices?
     
  5. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Vals do send out runners. They do best with root tabs.
     




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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, ok, thank you :) are there any other plants that would work?
    I'm also looking for a plant that's the exact opposite
    The 2nd plant I'm looking for has these requirements-

    Very short, and bush-like
    Doesn't need to be trimmed (or at least not often)
    Doesn't reproduce
    Thick, with thick leaves
    (Also can be planted in sand and is easy to care for)
     
  7. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Crypt lutea has all of those except it reproduces but it doesn't reproduce a whole lot
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    By "bush-like" I meant something like dwarf hairgrass (but with small leaves)
     
  9. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    What about staurogyne repens?
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    How does it reproduce, and how fast?
     
  11. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    What kind of lighting do you have? I think higher the lighting, the better. You can propogate by the cuttings.
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    ok, thanks.
    1. would you suggest the staurogyne repens and the jungle vals for my tank?
    Should I add something else/take something away? (plants)
    2. What else should I add to it (if anything)
    [​IMG]
     
  13. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    What kind of lighting do you have? Are you going to be dosing ferts? Liquid CO2?

    Floating plants will nice esp for your gourami.
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    Oh sorry, forgot to put that in my last post.
    Lighting- Aqueon, full spectrum.. Is that what your asking for? (Sorry I'm new to this whole 'explain what your aquarium equipment is')
    I don't use any extra fertilizers or "liquid CO2"
    (Should I be using them?)
    Also I apologize for the bad photography. My camera and fish didn't want to co-operate
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2016
  15. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    I'm not familiar with the PAR value of a light. I apologize for not being able to tell you, I looked at the link you sent me, but I still didn't understand how to measure it.
     
  17. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I think the lighting isn't too bad. I'd add ferts.
    I don't use Co2 or liquid carbon but do use ferts (easylife profito).
    Wendtii and jungle val grow like ....

    image

    The DG will like it.
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    Could you recommend a brand/kind?
    Won't that promote algae growth?
     
  19. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    As said I use Easylife Profito, but there are other brands as well.

    No. A lack of ferts cause algae (and make plants hit the break).

    Hardly any algae in my tanks.

    image
     
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    FallenOwl

    FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    Should I add them at the same time as
    [​IMG]
    I add the Stress coat after each water change, and the other after every two.
    (I only add 5ml of each (only enough for a 10g))
    Or would it cause problems?
     




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