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You can only have three plant species... What are they?

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by ngfrazier, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. ngfrazier

    ngfrazier Junior Poster

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    If you could only have three plant species in your tank...what would they be and why?

    I'll start first.

    1. Hemianthus callitrichoides - love the bright green color, shape & size. HC makes your tank look bigger. My favorite foreground plant.
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    2. Eleocharis acicularis - adds a "dreamy & peaceful feel" to the tank. Goes well with HC.
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    3. Eleocharis vivipara - makes a perfect trifecta with the other two plants. I think the shape is nice for smaller tanks as well. Also looks good with current in the tank.
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    Whadda 'bout you guys?
     
    #1 ngfrazier, Jan 3, 2012
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    I think I'll shoot myself if that was for real.

    1 Hydrothrix gardneri (I'm in love with this annual plant: it's useful in both background and midground)
    2 Bucephalandra sp (hard to choose which species or variant: neat at foreground and flexible to plant in substrate, rock even driftwood and they blossom underwater!)
    3 Eriocaulium sp 'Ban wa wa' (love them! Nice midground grass-bushlike plant)

    Pepetj
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  3. sjacome

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    current tank:
    Foreground - HC
    Center background - Eleocharis acicularis or vivipara ( not sure !? .... %&$# ) +
    Middleground both sides - Glossostigma elatinoides

    marsilea hirsuta or quadrifoglia were also an option but other reviews talked about explosive growth, so i´ve dropped off.
     
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  4. Tom Barr

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    Fore ground, mid and a back ground plant.
     
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