Best Aquarium Plant?

NeonTetra11

Out of these plants from Tropica, which is the best for a low light tank with no CO2 and a sand substrate? I am currently growing an amazon sword and some java fern, all of which are doing fine. I do dose seachem flourish.

Cryptocoryne wendtii
Staurogyne repens
Helanthium 'Quadricostatus'
Helanthium tenellum 'Green'
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Alternanthera reineckiI 'Mini'
 

Bryangar

Most of the plants you listed are low-medium light but would need a good fertilizer like thrive or one of the ferts from tropica plus a nutrient heavy substrate. I’m not familiar with tropica ferts but maybe Minnowette can help?
 

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wendtii
Staurogyne repens
Helanthium 'Quadricostatus'
Helanthium tenellum 'Green'

The above are all fairly easy plants to manage. With Crypts, figure out where you'd like it to stay and then leave it there for eternity: they're fairly robust plants, but notorious for melting even if you transplant it from one part of the aquarium to another.

Tropica sells two ferts: their "Premium Nutrition" which is a micro mix, and their "Specialised Nutrition", which is a macro and micro mix.

They don't seem to mention the composition of their nutrients, but from what I gathered on older forum posts is that they're both fairly lean mixes: well suited for lightly planted, high bioload tanks.

Another option is to continue using Flourish and add some DIY root tabs: Osmocote with gelatin pill capsules. Bury a 1-2 every square foot (closer to plants) and you should be good.
 

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