I need a plant but I'm not sure what...

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Aeropars, 9 Jul 2007.

  1. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    firstly, here's my tank:

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    I'm looking from something a little bigger than E. Tenillius but smaler than crypt wendtii to blend from the midground to the forground.

    I'm pretty certain the glosso is going and will be replaced by HC or something slower growing with less demands so with this in mind i'm looking for something thats relativly low maintenance and will do for a long lasting scape.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    Yes, where are you hoping to position the plant in the picture above.
    First thing that come to my mind for your scape, perhaps not the right thing your after si, Blyxia Japonica, not exactly smaller than C.wenditti. I havnt had any experiance of it either.
    Or U.Grammifola ( how ever you spell it ) thats proberbly a good choice actualy, even try a taller grass plant like the Blyxa or Eleocharis ''parvula'' .

    Graeme.
     
  3. JamesC

    JamesC Member

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    I recommend blyxa japonica as well and have used it in my tank with great success. It is actually a stem plant if you look closely. Have found it doesn't like a change in water parameters or being uprooted too much.

    James
     
  4. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    Funnily enough, thats what I was thinking.

    Any idea where I can get hold of it in a good quality from?
    I trid to to get some on order form birstall.co.uk (they sell tropica) but are having difficulty getting it from tropica.

    I've also seen another plant which is pretty new and expensive to help enhavce the forground called Pogostemon helferi
     
  5. JamesC

    JamesC Member

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  6. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    How about some Bolbitis heudelotii on the lower branches growing horizontally in to the foreground, possibly shading some Anubias below.

    Dave.
     
  7. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    Would that not grow too high for a midground plant?
     
  8. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    I have seen it growing horizontally in a few tanks, including Mr Amano`s. If he can do it, anyone can. :lol:

    Dave.
     
  9. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    I coudl do with seeing it in a scape. I have a feeling it wont look as dense as I want it to.
     
  10. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi there, what about pogstemon helferi a very nice plant with an unusual leaf patern it may give you what you are looking for,regards john :) :)
     

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