New to plants, advice needed

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Slowly trying to make the switch to live plants & want to replace the red silk one with something colorful that grows to about same height, but easy to maintain. Any suggestions? Thanks.20200923_114811.jpg
 
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alternathera reneckii is a relatively undemanding red plant. it won't be super bright red in lower light, but will definitely contrast the greens.

also, welcome to fishlore! your tank is already beautiful.
 
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Also just happened to stumble across ludwigia ovalis on Buce Plant's site. I don't have personal experience, but it's listed as a good low tech red.
 
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It's nearly impossible to get a plant that red without CO2 and stronger light, but in addition to the above, Ludwigia sp. red and Red tiger lotus may be good options
Red plants are more burgundy-brown in low tech, but still stand out! :)
 
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-Mak- said:
It's nearly impossible to get a plant that red without CO2 and stronger light, but in addition to the above, Ludwigia sp. red and Red tiger lotus may be good options
Red plants are more burgundy-brown in low tech, but still stand out! :)
Thanks, I definitely don't want anything as bright as that, I actually hate that plant but my family loves it. I just want something with a little color to break up the green, I prefer a more natural look.
 
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