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I am getting Java Fern, Java Moss, Hagen Anacharis, and than something else for my tank... I want to know what that somehting else should be... it needs to be low-light, and preferably planted in the substrate and a smaller size...any suggestions? Thanks
 

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There are some of the Cryptocornes(crypts) that are small, low light andj ust really pretty.
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Here are some more suggestions. I especially like the cryptocoryne retrospiralis, C wendtii, pygmy crypt(Cryptocoryne pygmaea)
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ok thanks! I had thought of Crypts but I didn't have any idea what kind...I will keep those ones you listed in mind.
 

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Theres such a variety to choose from. When ever I see a crypt I don't have I usually pick it up. My 15G skunk loach tank has nothing but various crypts.
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Crypts are pretty cool...I was looking through them and I liked C. undulata and C. pygmaea...and thye're both low-light--yay! I think I might try to get one of those for the front of my tank, maybe along with some Java Moss (anchored). THere's so many to choose from!
 
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So I was asking about floating plants until I realized I was hijacking someone else's post :-[...so I'll move that here...
Anyway looking for a low-light floating plant...was thinking about Java Moss but that hangs down too far...so I'm wondering if Guppy Grass would have the same problem? I'm having a hard time finding floating plants that would suit my needs...
 

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Butterfly said:
Theres such a variety to choose from. When ever I see a crypt I don't have I usually pick it up. My 15G skunk loach tank has nothing but various crypts.
Carol
Me too, right now I have three different crypts in my tank, I would have more if I had more money when I go to the store that sells them but o well. Hornwort is a great floating plant but if it sheds get rid of it or you will have tons of leaves everywhere.
 

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Guppy grass hangs the same way Java Moss does. Some people plant it in the substrate but I break it all to pieces when I try to plant so let it just do its own thing.
I didn't realize we were hyjacking another thread. Somebody will just have to whack us with a ruler
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uh oh...
 

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