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Very high light plants?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Gerryd, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hey all,

    I am looking for a moss or some live plant I can use to wrap around my loc-line outlets for a more natural look.....

    I have 6 outlets and have PAR readings of 250-300 where these plants would go. So it is definitely a sunblock zone :)

    I realize/hope the growth will be ridiculous at these spots and need constant (hourly?) pruning, but am prepared to give it a shot.

    Any and all suggestions are welcome.

    I am not limiting myself to any plant/moss, as long as it can take temps >80F, HIGH light, EI, and a steady (I hope!) supply of c02.

    I think having plants grow on the outlets (if possible) will be a positive step in the overall look of the tank. Plus more plants is a good thing esp if they will be growing at the rate I think they will.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Water sprite, pennywort comes to mind and most floaters can handle high light without using CO2 up from the water.

    Most solutions are weedy though.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. bibbels

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    Oddly enough I accidently had some HC attach to one of my loc-line outputs and did quite well there. It would probably still be there except I added more outlets and ended up dislodging it all in the process. I then moved to a tank I was doing a dry start on.

    My PAR in the area it was at is ~200.

    Maybe just a fluke :D I may sometime try to attach some with some thread or something as an experiment.
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    I have HC as well growing emergent on the wood, about 400 micromols depending........

    Still, that's low light, the sun is 2000 at noon most semi tropical places.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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