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Re:other "low light" plants
>>I've been thinking about other so called low light plants. Since I found
out that Crypts actually prefer more light, I was wondering if other low
lights like Java Fern and Anubias would also like to havemore light, along
with more nutrients, of course<<
I am not sure the I would agree that Cryps "prefer" higher ligh, but simply
grow differently. I keep several cryps in tanks at 1.5 watts per gallon. I
have noticed that some crypys under higher light grow much more elongated in
shape and taller, while under low light the growth is much lower and leaves
more broad...but grow at about the same rate. Plants such as wendtii,
petchii, lucens, and lutea. I have even grown blassi and balansae under low
light. I find it easy to grow them nder these conditions with no added CO2
and low maintenance. The larger more compact growth is also my visually
appealing to me than laong arching stems and skinny leaves.
Java Fern on the other hand grows very well for me in high light simply
growing and reproducing faser.
Robert Paul H
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