Asian Plants

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by johnny70, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Going to be setting up a 54ltr tank with a asian theme, even though we may be putting Kribs in which really buggers that idea up:eek:, but we'll see.

    going to be using http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... cts_id=576 for the substrate mixed with some normal sand to keep the cost down.

    Got a overtank Luminaire for the lighting about 1.5wpg so not great for carpeting plants so think they are pretty much out, no hair grass for me, never does well for me.

    The tank will have a biggish piece of redmoor wood, branchy stuff that I bought a while back.

    I'm think of keeping the heavy planting around on 1 side of the tank, was thinking just 2 types, probably both crypts, one smaller one larger for the back. then I'm stuck, I like http://www.tropica.dk/productcard_1.asp?id=033 but I think it may take over the tank. so any other thoughts, would like something preferably low but bushy.

    Cheers
    JOHNNY
     
  2. Themuleous

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    According to tropica all these plants are from Asia

    Aponogeton crispus

    Bacopa monnieri

    Cardamine lyrata

    Ceratophyllum demersum 'Foxtail'

    Ceratopteris thalictroides

    Cladophora aegagrophila

    Crinum thaianum

    Cryptocoryne beckettii ''petchii''

    Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae

    Cryptocoryne parva

    Cryptocoryne undulata

    Cryptocoryne undulata ''broad leaves''

    Cryptocoryne wendtii ''brown''

    Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green''

    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'

    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'

    Cryptocoryne x willisii

    Cyperus helferi

    Egeria densa

    Eleocharis parvula

    Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides (maritima)

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'

    Hygrophila corymbosa ''Red''

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis'

    Hygrophila corymbosa 'Siamensis 53B'

    Hygrophila difformis

    Hygrophila polysperma

    Hygrophila polysperma 'Big leaf'

    Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'

    Limnophila aquatica

    Limnophila aromatica

    Limnophila sessiliflora

    Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'

    Microsorum pteropus

    Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'

    Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv'

    Monosolenium tenerum

    Pogostemon helferi

    Pogostemon stellata (Eusteralis)

    Riccia fluitans

    Riccia sp. 'Dwarf'

    Rotala rotundifolia

    Rotala sp. ''green''

    Rotala sp. ''Nanjenshan'' (Mayaca)

    Rotala wallichii

    Salvinia natans

    Taxiphyllum barbieri (Vesicularia)

    Utricularia graminifolia

    Vallisneria americana (gigantea)

    Vallisneria americana (natans)

    Vallisneria americana ''mini twister''

    Vallisneria spiralis 'Tiger'

    Sam
     
  3. johnny70

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  4. Themuleous

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    I had Hygrophila corymbosa ''Siamensis' and it turned out to be a huge plant even in my 20g, I wouldn't think its the right size for a 60lt.

    Others seem good though.

    For your size tank you'll probably need a few species to stop it looking samey. Have you thought about hardscape?

    Sam
     
  5. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Thanks for that, that does narrow it down :D

    well I have a largish piece of redmoor wood, any thoughts on adding some stone work??

    JOHNNY
     
  6. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Couldn't decide on just Asian plants so I got thee instead.

    Final plant list now is;

    Cryptocoryne Undulata 'Broad Leaf'
    Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Green'
    Pogostemon Helferi
    Hemianthus Callitrichodes 'Cuba'
    Rotala Rotundifolia

    Also gone for just 3ltr of ADA Aqua Soil Malaya then a sand substrate.

    Also some Dragon Rock which looks quite funky

    Will this be enough variety for the tank or should I add anything else? if so, any particular ones?
     
  7. Luketendo

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    Funny that I was just about to say dragon rock.

    IMO I'd start with those few plants you've listed.
     

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