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  1. #11

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    Good suggestions so far. I was going to suggest the same that Compass and SueD have mentioned.

    Be aware that hygrophila sunset only goes red in very high light (as does Ludwigia repens - which I have in my tank and it's green) - in low and medium light it will go green and stay green.

    You might also consider Nymphaea Lotus 'Red'. It grows vigorously and adds a great splash of colour in my, very green tank. Be aware that it has an extensive root network and can get very large (tall) but does stand up to being pruned regularly so it is possible to keep it small. I have one small one (that I keep trimmed down) in my tank but I moved all the others to the back as they got so big.



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    This is my lily, I actually bought those "betta bulbs" years ago and it had lotus and lily bulbs and my one exploded to this. It is in the eco-complete and I use the Flourish and Flourish Iron to help it stay red.

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    It is big, you can see my Dojo loach on the side and he is 5" long, and the marble Anubias nana in front.

    Sorry about the photo, my cell phone doesn't take the best shots-and my camera needs to be charged.
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    Here is the other colouration of the lotus....
    Be warned that they try to take over the tank. But as was mentioned they can be trimmed as necessary.


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    I love Lotus, had 2 now I have 4 big ones and 3 babies that I plant but then the loaches redecorate for me, they don't like my Feng shui

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    I usually find my Betta amongst those leaves.
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    Yes when I had bettas in my tank they loved to lay on its big leaves. The leaves will grow to the top of the tank, but you can constantly prune them and it results in a more compact-lower plant. Mine were a month and half in storage tubs while the stand, background and tank got set up so they suffered a bit and are thin and scraggly looking, but a couple days in the tank and CO2/ferts and I have new growth already!

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    I have 6 bulbs and I trim them differently. My aim is to have them "tiered" on that side of the tank. I know of no one else who has these bulbs locally. There was a lot of jealousy on the local forum when I put up some pics. :-)
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