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Excel Tank, Cool or Unusual Plant Ideas?

Discussion in 'Non-CO2 Methods' started by Crom, May 7, 2015.

  1. Crom

    Crom Junior Poster

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    Excel tank, non Co2 of course...


    I need some plant ideas besides the standard Anubias, Java, Crypts etc....


    I do currently have a Red Tiger Lotus and a Crinium Calimistratum or Natas not sure which..


    I like plants that root, I have a few fish so plants that get easily uprooted aren't what I am looking for.


    - I'm looking for a big thick corner plant? Maybe a Sword, but I find them overwhelming. I had a Ruffled Sword once, and it was just too much maintenance. It can be tall, I don't mind if it grows out the top, it's an open tank.


    - I could use some short foregrounders, not necessarily carpet types, anything interesting.


    - Lastly, I want to stick some moss or something like that to some driftwood. Which is best, I have some Christmas Moss now.


    Just really just grasping for thoughts here..... Thanks.
     
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    Ferns can grow to a big size, if you don't like java fern, go with thors hammer or dragon's tail or some sort of rarity. A sword - echinodorus red diamond grows to medium size and won't be too big. With moss there are so many out there all have their certain characteristics and beauty. For foreground I suggest a marsilea. Just really naming suggestions of plants. I like the rarities.
     
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    Thanks.... I just got the Hammer thorn, but I believe it is going by a different name.


    I ordered some marsilea. Originally I got the hirisuta by accident, and it hasn't really grown at all. I just ordered the marsilea quadrifolia because it is supposed to be a little less demanding light wise.


    I managed to fill much of the backdrop with Mexican Oak Leaf (if I can keep it rooted) which should give me enough bio mass to where I can avoid algae, hopefully.


    I once had Christmas Moss take over half a tank, it was really quite cool. Those were much brighter T5's than my current LED setup.
     
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