foreground plants help to choose

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by alzak, 21 Mar 2010.

  1. alzak

    alzak Member

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    Hi

    In next couple of weeks I want to set my tank but do not know which foreground plant to chose I just like to many LOL
    can You help me and write some good sides and bad of this foreground plants

    1-echinodorus tenellus
    2-eleocharis parvula
    3-lilaeopsis mauritiana
    4-pogostemon helferi
    5-utricularia graminifolia

    How fast they grown if any of them need some special conditions I already do some research on internet but still do not know which one to pick

    I know many of You keep some of them if not all

    or any ideas for me for different plant??
     
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  3. alzak

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    Hi

    Thanks for this link very helpfull still do not know which one to pick lol want something special but is to many plants to pick from

    Thanks Albert
     
  4. mlgt

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    Did you come to a decision on which plants to go for in the end?
     
  5. alzak

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    Hi

    For now i have two staurogyne sp and HM will see which will be better after some time now got problem with hair algae BIG problem
     
  6. chilled84

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    1-echinodorus tenellus
    good. Excellent carpeting plant over time, Fast growing through runner,
    bad. Need real high light to achive such a carpet and CO2, can melt amzingly.

    2-eleocharis parvula
    good. Easy to grow, fast growing once established, Grows low and spreads through runners.
    bad. Can be very invasive if not kept in check, Can sometimes be challengeing to get started, Does still benefit from presurised co2.

    3-lilaeopsis mauritiana
    good. Carpets well as the others, looks nice. Very bright
    bad. Takes medium to high light to make sure it stays at carpeting levels, as low light can cause it to grow alot higher just like most carpeting plants, spreads a little slower compared to the others too.

    4-pogostemon helferi
    good. Lovely plant, my favourite. Can carpet beutifully.
    bad. Takes a little while to get established, benifits from co2 and ferts to a good level, Need to be kept trimmed and in check to keep it a low growing plant. Can melt terrible if certain things are not right.

    5-utricularia graminifolia
    good. Looks great as a carpeting plant, Spreads real nice, can carpet withing as little as 8 weeks if certain things are met.
    bad. Need to realy settle in before growth starts, Alot of people have high failure rate with this plant. benifits greatly from co2 and ferts but not essential. Worth a try but is by far the more demanding advanced plant. There are a few people on here that are succesfull.

    spelling is terrible, but i hope this helps. Hopefully others can advice some more too from there exsperiances too. Not just what the exsperts have.
     
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    Add some extra bits to Chilli great quotes.

    Regards
    Paul
     
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    Its from personal exsperiance my quotes.
     

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