Recommended Slow Growing Plants

brendokae

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I was hoping somebody can give me some Ideas on what plant they would recommend.

Currently I have a 40 Gallon Aquarium and going to CO2. I work away on a offshore platform for three weeks at a time and my wife does a great job of looking after my aquarium (Considering we have 2 children under 3). I do not think my wife will trim plants though , as when i come home I usually do it a have a bucket full of the stuff. So what I am looking for from all you gurus is what type of slow growing plants would you recommend. I have seen some aquariums with just ground covers and moses that look really good and probaly need minimum trimming. I would like to have some stem plants though.

The reason I am going CO2 is so my plants look healthy not growth rate

Thank you

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Philosophos

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Control the light first, and see what that gives you. Less light done properly will slow plants down without killing them. I've found "slow" and "fast" growing plants a misnomer most of the time; conditions can change which ones grow fast or slow.

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Gerryd

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Hi,

Any stem plant will grow based on the amount of light/nutrients it receives.

Not sure if there are 'slow growing' stems :)

C02 is going to increase growth rate somewhat as it is a vital plant nutrient. Even if the light is reduced.

Anubias, mosses, cryptocoryne species, and bolbitus may work well for the setup/maintenance you have in mind......