What Plant Here?

  1. L

    Leafray Valued Member Member

    Looking at my 15g and thinking that it needs a nice background plant. I want a leafy/lush tall plant that grows fairly fast/at a decent pace in a lower lighted planted aquarium.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

  3. BHK3

    BHK3 Well Known Member Member

    How about Wisteria? Easy to keep, grows like crazy, nice and bushy.

    Actually, Java Fern would work really well there too.

     


  4. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    Hygrophilia polysperma is illegal in the us :(

    Another vote for wisteria. Water Sprite is also a nice option.
    When the two swords get larger they will dominate the tank. Make sure you have root tabs planted near the bases of each.
     
  5. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Wisteria is Hygrophila difformis. I'd be surprised if that one isn't illegal as well!
     
  6. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    You would think so right!!! But it's not.... only other plant that is common in aquarium trade that has regulations that I am aware of is duckweed (with good reason!)
     


  7. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    There are a few others ;)
     
  8. DuaneV

    DuaneV Well Known Member Member

    Quite a few others are illegal and it varies GREATLY from state to state.
     
  9. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    IMO, I would go with a wall of stem plants. If they grow tall enough, they'll arch over the surface of the water
     
  10. OP
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    Leafray Valued Member Member

    I went with a group of anubias nana, then African water fern in the back by the filter! Thanks for the input. Here are some pictures.

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  11. OP
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    Leafray Valued Member Member

    I went with a group of anubias nana, then African water fern in the back by the filter! Thanks for the input. Here are some pictures.

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  12. OP
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    Leafray Valued Member Member

    I went with a group of anubias nana, then African water fern in the back by the filter! Thanks for the input. Here are some pictures.

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  13. OP
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    Leafray Valued Member Member

    ^^^i accidentally posted 3 times I believe... can moderators delete the other two? I can't figure out how. Thanks
     
  14. THE HABITAT

    THE HABITAT Well Known Member Member

    I dont personally have them myself...but a nice tall background plant to your right side near your airstone might be some jungle val...I hear they are good growers for a lower light plant...correct me if im wrong
     
  15. OP
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    Leafray Valued Member Member

    I was thinking of planting a plant there, but I think for this tank, I've always wanted to have a angled style aquascape to it. So I think I'll keep it as is for right now. If I feel like changing it I'll definetly look at jingle Val.. I have just sand for substrate, will jungle Val grow in sand?
     
  16. THE HABITAT

    THE HABITAT Well Known Member Member

    I don't have it but imagine it would ....
     
  17. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

  18. Freshwatercrab

    Freshwatercrab Valued Member Member

    And even without root tabs, its a great low tech plant
     
  19. OP
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    Leafray Valued Member Member

    Decided that since there was so much hype for Val, I had to try it out.

    Here they are! Also added some pennyswort which I hope (fingers crossed!) won't die on me.

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    Stock is currently 5 neons with 2 Cory, 15g tank.