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    Is there a variety of hygro that you would prefer in a smaller tank like this? Or maybe a better question... is there any variety that I should avoid? I prefer plants that I can let do their own thing without taking over the tank...

    Might make a run to the lfs tonight...

    Thanks!

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    I like my Hygrophila Angustifolia.... it does get tall, but doesn't take over a tank... At least not very fast

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    Hmm... I like the look of the angustifolia. Good suggestion, thanks!

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    I've kept the following two species. Here are my personal observations:

    Hygrophila corymbosa siamensis 53b - I've grown this for a year.
    Grows thick and bushy with quite large long leaves. A bright, light green colour - nice for the backs of tanks where it can be darker. Grows easily in low light, low tech - although in my experience is the first plant to show signs of potassium deficiency (holes in leaves) in more mature set-ups. Easily trimmed and propagated. Easy to keep small and compact with regular pruning - be aggressive with pruning and it will stay like a bush. Leave it alone and it will grow tall and thicken out with side shoots and branches.

    Hygrophila polysperma "sunset" - I've had this about a month so far.
    Very pretty and the tips flush pink if they get enough light. So far I observe very high growth speed. They look tall and thin in single stems - taking up less room than the other hygrophila (not bushy) but time will tell on that.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
    ~ My 30 Litre Tank Journal ~


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    You'll want to avoid H. polysperma ceylon... mine grows about a foot in a week without exaggeration.

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    Thanks for the suggestions!! Ended up getting some corymbosa. Looks pretty good! Uploading pics now...

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    Pics!
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    I'm gonna try and seperate it some but it's in there...

    And a few pics of the crypts... no melting yet...
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    Last but not least... FTS:
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    No more plastic plants!!!

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    Looks excellent! Both that hygrophila and the cryptocoryne you have should separate out into single stems quite easily. I find it easier to do so in a bowl of water (less likely to break stems and roots "give way" more easily without snagging).
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
    ~ My 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    I was able to seperate the hygro. They have dropped a couple leaves though... looking good otherwise...

    I am thinking of changing directions with this tank. I recently "discovered" neolamprologus multifasciatus and am intrigued by their "personality". My hard, alkaline water seems to be a good match for them as well. What I am thinking is to start gathering shellie supplies now and make the switch when I move at the end of July. Figured it would be perfect since I have to break down the tank to move it anyway. My LFS accepts trade-ins on fish, and the plants will probably end up in my shrimp tank.

    Your thoughts??

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