plant selection

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Nick16, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    hi guys,

    im after a small plant for my mid tank section, its going to be like an iwugumi but without the rocks (wood instead)
    i cant decide out of: i dont want it to grow more than 15cm really, as i will have dwarf hairgrass infront of it and i want the transition to be as smooth as poss.

    Blxya Japonica
    E.Tennelus
    Sagitaria subulata

    Any pros and cons of these plants?
    like growth speed, heights, density?

    any info or personal experiances would be super.
     
  2. rawr

    rawr Member

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    I think the only one that will stay small enough for you is the Tenellus - the other two will grow quite a lot more larger.

    You could use all three to begin with and then see what the scape evolves into, depending on what you like best etc.
     
  3. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

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    sag can (and did for me) grow up to 18" tall when established :wideyed:
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Yeh Ive seen sag at over 2ft! :wideyed:

    Sam
     
  5. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    so its tenellus then chaps, thanks for the pointers.
    what size does lilaeopsis brasiliensis gorw to?
     
  6. CeeJay

    CeeJay Member

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    Hi Nick16

    I have had Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis in my tank since setting up in April and the tallest bits are about 10cm.

    Chris
     
  7. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    well choices choices now.

    i need a vote, E.tenellus or L.brasiliensis
     
  8. rawr

    rawr Member

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    Tenellus by far. ;)

    You could always complement it with some L Brasiliensis though.
     
  9. Sarutobi

    Sarutobi Newly Registered

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    Well I'd say Amazon Swords, but those grow over 30 cm in length over a year or more I suppose. I don't have super strong light so my swords don't grow super fast.
     
  10. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    so does tenellus get tall then? i only want something small to go behind my hairgrass, something like the height of the blyxa in tonsers discus tank, - that looks sweet.
     
  11. Superman

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    I've had tenellus and dwarf hairgrass in two different tanks, I wouldn't say the tenellus grows much taller than the hairgrass as it's leaves tend the fold over. Whereas hairgrass just goes upwards.
     
  12. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    have you got any pics at all?
    i plan to keep the hairgrass no taller than about 5cm, perhaps 3-4cm's. i take it the tenellus wil lgrow to about 7cm high?

    or maybe i should use blyxa :mad: choices!!!!
     

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