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    so i am redoing my shrimp tank. lighting shouldnt be an issue (10g and 23w clf screw in... might take that down a notch) substrate and ferts arent an issue (liquid or tabs) , but the co2 im limited to (at the moment) liquid additives. most likely going to go into diy co2 with this tank... but that might be a couple months down the road.

    i was thinking of micro swords, or dwarf tears. but the tears seem harder to find and the swords are starting to look eh to me.... i am bidding on a cheap Dwarf Sagittaria, but that might not pan out. the only plant i plan on taking from my 10g set up now is the moss ball cause i love that thing lol. besides that i dont want any java moss, and i think the tank is too bright for lower light plants... even if i went down to 13w clf i think im still in the lower high light plants.

    i would like plans that dont mind either being constantly trimmed to below water line, or plants that only get a few inches tall. possibly clovers? but those seem a bit difficult to get a decent qty.

    slower growers would be better please. but since im using both ferts and co2 i dont think thats too realistic.
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    Here is a good one if you can find it, round pellia or (Susswassertang). Check it out on google. I have this in my rcs tank and they love it. It grows under normal lights but doesn't go crazy like java.
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    I had an ozelot and that was a slow grower, pretty plant too.

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    Pogostemon Helferi stays short and offers great hiding for shrimplets.

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    A lot of the crypts would do well in your setup and stay small.

    I have a couple of red sword plants with pointy leaves that have stayed small. They look like this: http://naturalaquariums.com/plants/echinred.html
    I'm not sure exactly what species they are...

    A dwarf lily may also work, but may get too big, despite being "dwarf". With regular trimmings, it should be fine though.

    Water sprite is a fast grower, but doesn't mind being trimmed often. Its fine leaves would pair nicely with the shrimp.

    Lastly, +1 to the clovers--they will spread via runners around the tank, so you don't need a ton to start off with.

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank? lol...
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    Not sure what you mean... Do you mean clovers from the lawn in front of your house? No, those aren't aquatic plants. You're looking for the aquatic 4-leaf clover, Marsilea quadrifolia (though there are also other, similar Marsilea species). Do you mean it will form a lawn in your tank? If you get the aquatic clover, then yes, it will eventually. Btw, in the submersed form, it is actually a single leaf on a short stem, not "4-leaf"ed.

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    cant hurt to ask lol.... ye i saw that still dont mind it....
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    In this hobby, it's always better to ask more questions rather than less

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