Re: Lilaeopsis & lighting

I agree with David Webb that lilaeopsis is a prolific and
easily kept foreground plant. However, I have found that it
does well in moderate light. Two fluorescent tubes above a
fifteen gallon tank allow it to grow very quickly.
>One plant that I really like as a lawn-type plant is Lilaeopsis
>brasiliensis.  It needs pretty high light though.  I'd recommend 3 15w
>tubes or 3 13w compact FL tubes over it.  Under proper conditions, it'll
>spread out in a thick mat about 1-2" tall.  The brighter the light, the
>shorter the lawn.  It's also relatively easy to find in aquariums stores
>(at least in Dallas).  

Dave Whittaker                       ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.CA
Gloucester, Ontario                  dwhitt at magmacom_com