altnerative to Vals for Excel non-CO2 tank

growitnow

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Howdy:

20 gal Excel, non-CO2 tank, with ADA Aquasoil. 2 wpg, photoperiod = 8 hours.

I want to replace my 'fast-growing' starter plants (mostly hygro and wisteria) with nicer background plants, appropriate for a tank this size.

I would welcome suggestions. Vals apparently are out since I do use Excel.

Thanks
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Mooner

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Hello,
My parameters are very close to yours. I do grow Vallisneria americana
in my excel tanks and they do well. Other plants that I have had success with are:
  • Aponogeton boivinianus
  • Anubias barteri v. 'nana'
  • Bacopa caroliniana
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii
  • Ludwigia repens
  • Sagittaria subulata
  • Echinodorus x barthii
  • Tonina fluvitalis

Please let us know how you do with your excel tank.
 

swylie

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It is said that valisneris will adapt to Excel if you slowly increase the amount that you dose. I can't verify this firsthand, but since vals is so cheap it couldn't hurt to try.