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    I'll second the Crypts! Great plants! I'll be getting more Bronze wendtii and some Balansae next time I stop by my LFS. They appreciate root tabes and I think they appreciate dosing. Hard to tell wether it's the tabs or liquid ferts.

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    Well with the glowing recommendation of crypts, sounds like im def gunna have to get a few! haha
    Not much to say when you're high above the muckey-muck.

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    These are Wendtii Bronze, on the left. This tank has Tahitian Moon Sand and no ferts at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatTexanGuy View Post
    Well with the glowing recommendation of crypts, sounds like im def gunna have to get a few! haha
    Wait you have no Crypts? This has to be remedied! Undulata is another Crypt that is easy to find and grows well.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    All great suggestions.

    I like to keep anacharis around for unforeseen needs because it is such a hardy plant and grows so well with very little care. I picked up some killifish at a show yesterday and put them into bare bottom tanks. Luckily I had a bunch of anacharis around to add a lot of cover and security in those tanks. Threw some anacharis into a new daphnia culture, too.

    If you push the end of their stems into the substrate, they will root very firmly. Floating anacharis will also send roots down from nodes. I think they make a nice screen/grouping when they get tall even though they are such a common plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotCousteau View Post
    If you push the end of their stems into the substrate, they will root very firmly.
    Mine never did, they uprooted and floated around the tank...too messy for me, I ditched them
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    Another vote for hygrophila. Grows planted or floating.
    Java moss is fast to spread.
    I have ludwigia repens in both my tanks and can't stay on top of the pruning.
    Lobelia cardinalsis is easy and does well in poor light.
    Vallisneria is easy.

    Crypts are dead easy on the whole but I wouldn't describe them as fast growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightia View Post
    Another vote for hygrophila. Grows planted or floating.
    Java moss is fast to spread.
    I have ludwigia repens in both my tanks and can't stay on top of the pruning.
    Lobelia cardinalsis is easy and does well in poor light.
    Vallisneria is easy.

    Crypts are dead easy on the whole but I wouldn't describe them as fast growing.
    I remember seeing something about Hygrophila being illegal to own or sell, is it not? I mean, you should still be able to get it but it would be a little difficult to find. I remember I desperately wanted some (still do) but couldn't find it. The reason it's illegal is it grows very quickly in most conditions I believe. It may just be certain species of it but I'm not sure. It's been awhile since I researched it.

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    (Note, I shortened posts to get a quoted reply in to everyone, so as not to double post lol)

    Quote Originally Posted by NotCousteau View Post
    If you push the end of their stems into the substrate, they will root very firmly. Floating anacharis will also send roots down from nodes. I think they make a nice screen/grouping when they get tall even though they are such a common plant.
    I could definitely use something to screen around my heater. Right now gave a large sword around it, but its still visible through the leaves. Something like a screen would actually be nice.. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Mine never did, they uprooted and floated around the tank...too messy for me, I ditched them
    This is the exact problem I have with my hornwort atm lol, which worries me about anacharis. If my tank wouldnt look so barren without it, I may have well already gotten rid of it. As is stands, I'll eventually get rid of a lot of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knightia View Post
    Another vote for hygrophila, Java moss is fast to spread, I have ludwigia repens, Lobelia cardinalsis, Vallisneria is easy,
    Crypts are dead easy on the whole..
    Great suggestions. My only worry would be the vallisneria getting destroyed by excel dosing, as I've read that can be an issue. Any truth to this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew's_Fish_99 View Post
    I remember seeing something about Hygrophila being illegal to own or sell..
    Its possible it may be here, although I would assume that would depend completely on state law. I'll make sure to check it out though, as I do like the look of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    These are Wendtii Bronze, on the left. This tank has Tahitian Moon Sand and no ferts at all.
    My my, that is a very large plant! haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Wait you have no Crypts? This has to be remedied! Undulata is another Crypt that is easy to find and grows well.
    They seem to be highly recommended certainly lol. I'll have to check local lf's to me, but i like the large leafy plant look for sure
    Not much to say when you're high above the muckey-muck.

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    Dang! That's a lot of quotes. Anyway, I got to my laptop and did some further research found a thread saying that Texas was like one of the only places it was easy to get a hold of. Not sure how old that thread was or credible. It may be just that one species (sunset Hygrophila) I think. That's the only species I've ever heard of but I know there's several more.

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