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    low light stem plant recommendation

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    need one type of stem plant that requires low lighting to grow, can I get some recommendation.

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    Hygrophila polysperma or Hygrophila stricta will both grow well without Co2 injection and in relatively low light.

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    How about something in purple or red? Thinking of using the plant as background plant in a 2 feet tank

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    in low light.. your red plant would likely not stay red... it'll most probably fade to orangy or around there.. if you want..can try rotala rotundifolia

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    My 2 ft tank is actually using a 55w PL light, however, It is quite heavily planted. I am worried that the plants will start to thin out greatly at the bottom. This is happening to my Difformis right now. I will post a pic of my tank soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle-mania
    My 2 ft tank is actually using a 55w PL light, however, It is quite heavily planted. I am worried that the plants will start to thin out greatly at the bottom. This is happening to my Difformis right now. I will post a pic of my tank soon.
    Are you using CO2 in this tank?

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    I am using seachem excel, previously I used to dose it with seachem flourish too, both a cap weekly. but I change to nutrafin fert, seems alot better for my plants. I dose 2 drops of oceanfree iron fert daily too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle-mania
    I am using seachem excel, previously I used to dose it with seachem flourish too, both a cap weekly. but I change to nutrafin fert, seems alot better for my plants. I dose 2 drops of oceanfree iron fert daily too.
    I have mananged to keep Myriophyllum tuberculatum (Red) in my 2-ft tank with 51W of light and no CO2. The growth is very slow and remained red.

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    Wow! you manage to keep that! I heard it is actually a hard plant to keep. Do you dose iron for that plant?

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    that plant is a weed.. it can grow almost anywhere i believe..

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    Then I am going yo get myself one pot the next time I head down to Pasir Ris Farmway. B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle-mania
    Wow! you manage to keep that! I heard it is actually a hard plant to keep. Do you dose iron for that plant?
    Nope, I dosed nothing. It's a non-CO2 setup.

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