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Re: foreground plants
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: foreground plants
- From: "Stephan Mifsud" <valerandi at nextgen_net.mt>
- Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 21:21:03 +0200
- References: <200305071203.h47C3PfM015987@otter.actwin.com>
Hi all, I have been lurking for a while. I have a question.
What is a good, low lying, densly vegetated, low maintance
foreground plant? Tia Colleen
Echinodorus tenellus- needs quite high light intensities for
Glossostigma, Elatine, Riccia, Lilaeopsis - nice dense
growth but not exactly low maintenance!
Marsilea - cute low light plant, not dense growth
You did'nt mention that they need to be carpeting or the
exact height required, so I suggest the following:
1) Anubias barteri var. nana. Quite low growth. very low
maintenance. problems: quite expensive if you need to cover
a large area. can be said to be carpeting but this is
extremely slow. susceptable to algae in high light/
nutrient aquariums. Leave the rhizomes clear of the
2) Samolus valerandi ssp parviflorus (ie the US type). Very
lush green growth. Plant close to each other. Problems : Not
carpeting, Can grow upwards if too overcrowded. Only good at
low temperatures (< 26C).
3) Vesicularia dubyana (Java/Christmas moss). Attach to flat
slate / wood and cover foreground. Low maintenance. needs
pruning to keep in shape.
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