Looking For A Bushy Stem Plant Asap

barandemir09

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I want a really bushy stem plant for midground-background use in a low light +afternoon sun with fertz. I was looking into some normal baby tears for this purpose but I don't think they would get the light they need in my tank (first time with plants), but they were really really cheap, $13 Aus for 20 stems around 10 cm each. So I really want something hardy and that would look good cut short and long while being bushy with lots of leaves (preferably no needle-like leaves though). Thanks for all of the help I need to know asap though.

The types I'm going for are like hornwort or baby tears without the needle like leaves
 

BottomDweller

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Cabomba maybe?
 
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barandemir09

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This doesn't look too bad, does it stay brown in low light?

BottomDweller said:
Cabomba maybe?
There wasn't any on eBay.. anything else??? Thx though

I found some rotala sp green, would they work?
 

TexasDomer

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Rotala might be okay. Some species do require higher light.

What about wisteria or Bacopa?
 

Culprit

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water sprite!! I love it!

Its gorgeous, gets big, and grows really fast.
 

bgclarke

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Rotala always died in my low light setups.

I've had success with wisteria.

This is what's in my guppy tank.
Planted in Flourite in terra cotta pots.
Using regular Flourish as a fertilizer.
This particular plant has new growth.

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Culprit

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Sprite is way bushier.

Look, its the big bushy plant on the far left. I planted it only about 2 weeks ago and it was barely 3 inches tall.
Sprite.jpg
 
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barandemir09

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Yeah I tried to look for water sprite on eBay but there was none... so I went with some bacopa and some rotala... thanks guys
 
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