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Fastest growing plant for a low tech setup.

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Got to the stage of trying to choose plants for my 21 L low tech tank.
Yes it is a small tank. At present I am resealing it as it has not held water for about 25 years.
If I get back into this, it will become a hospital/isolation/fry tank.

So can you all give your opinions as to what plants are fast growing, low tech and can cope with a new setup please?
Light is not a problem.
My choice at the moment is HYDROCOTYLE LEUCOCEPHALA (BRAZILIAN PENNYWORT).
 

zozo

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Potamogeton sp. if provided with sufficient light it grows extremely fast. For the aquarium, my personal preference is the more delicate Potamogeton gayi (Argentinian Pondweed). In lower light, it is a slow starter and might need a while to establish. Other Potamogetons are a tad more robust.

I'm growing this plant outdoor in a tank at a sunny spot for several years now. And it proves to be indestructible it even survives severe frost. In the summer it takes off again and this is just a little bit of trimmings in a few months worth of growth.
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GHNelson

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Got to the stage of trying to choose plants for my 21 L low tech tank.
Yes it is a small tank. At present I am resealing it as it has not held water for about 25 years.
If I get back into this, it will become a hospital/isolation/fry tank.

So can you all give your opinions as to what plants are fast growing, low tech and can cope with a new setup please?
Light is not a problem.
My choice at the moment is HYDROCOTYLE LEUCOCEPHALA (BRAZILIAN PENNYWORT).
You can always plant them in the substrate!
 

Hufsa

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Fastest underwater grower for me has always been Myriophyllum mattogrossense strangely enough. Followed closely by Limnophila sessiliflora and Heteranthera zosterifolia
 

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