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Craig Brye 09-09-2004 12:45 AM

Foreground plant
 
I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there, but have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low growing, but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a high tech CO2 injected high light tank.

Thank you,

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Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online



RedForeman 09-09-2004 02:10 PM

| I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a
| foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there,
| but have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low
| growing, but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a
| high tech CO2 injected high light tank.
|
| Thank you,

Tennelus or however that's spelled...
Dwarf Sag
Pygmy Chain sword

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Happy'Cam'per 10-09-2004 10:29 AM

"Craig Brye" wrote in message
...
I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a
foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there, but
have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low growing,
but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a high tech CO2
injected high light tank.


I highly recommend the dwarf Crypt Wendtii, stunning wee plant.
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RedForeman 10-09-2004 02:31 PM

|| I highly recommend the dwarf Crypt Wendtii, stunning wee plant.
|| --
|| **So long, and thanks for all the fish!**

What?? Speak more of this unknown plant... find it and post links!!!
pLEaSe???

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[email protected] 10-09-2004 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedForeman
|| I highly recommend the dwarf Crypt Wendtii, stunning wee plant.
|| --
|| **So long, and thanks for all the fish!**

What?? Speak more of this unknown plant... find it and post links!!!
pLEaSe???

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Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green'' is suitable for small aquariums. When grown in an open space the leaves will virtually lie on the bottom. Like most other Sri Lanka Cryptocorynes, it also grows well in hard water. Like many other plants, it can be affected by cryptocoryne disease. One way to prevent this is by only leaving the 4-5 newest leaves on the plant when planting. It is a good foreground plant, even in small aquariums. See other Cryptocorynes for further information on the Tropica Web Site, See:

http://www.tropica.com/default.asp

I would recommend Glossostigma elatinoides...

Glossostigma elatinoides is much in demand in Japanese-inspired aquariums. It is one of the smallest aquarium plants, and thus a good foreground plant. A difficult plant demanding a lot of light. Grows upwards if light is poor. Make sure larger plants do not overshadow it. When planting in the aquarium small clumps (approx. 1/8 pot) should be placed at intervals of a few centimetres to help the plants grow together more quickly. CO2 addition and soft water promote growth significantly.

D.

[email protected] 10-09-2004 07:16 PM


RedForeman Wrote:
|| I highly recommend the dwarf Crypt Wendtii, stunning wee plant.
|| --
|| **So long, and thanks for all the fish!**

What?? Speak more of this unknown plant... find it and post links!!!
pLEaSe???

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streetfighter!!!
| ==========================
| 2003 TRX450ES
| 1992 TRX-350 XX (For Sale)
| '98 Tacoma Ext Cab 4X4 Lifted....
| ==========================
| `,,`,,`,,`,, `,,`
| ((((`..`..`.. (((( `. , .`.. ((((
| for any questions you may have....
|
www.gmail.com


Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green'' is suitable for small aquariums. When
grown in an open space the leaves will virtually lie on the bottom.
Like most other Sri Lanka Cryptocorynes, it also grows well in hard
water. Like many other plants, it can be affected by cryptocoryne
disease. One way to prevent this is by only leaving the 4-5 newest
leaves on the plant when planting. It is a good foreground plant, even
in small aquariums. See other Cryptocorynes for further information on
the Tropica Web Site, See:

http://www.tropica.com/default.asp

I would recommend Glossostigma elatinoides...

Glossostigma elatinoides is much in demand in Japanese-inspired
aquariums. It is one of the smallest aquarium plants, and thus a good
foreground plant. A difficult plant demanding a lot of light. Grows
upwards if light is poor. Make sure larger plants do not overshadow it.
When planting in the aquarium small clumps (approx. 1/8 pot) should be
placed at intervals of a few centimetres to help the plants grow
together more quickly. CO2 addition and soft water promote growth
significantly.

D.


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Michi Henning 13-09-2004 11:17 AM

"Craig Brye" wrote in message ...
I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there, but have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low growing, but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a high tech CO2 injected high light tank.


Several come to mind: Echinodorus Tenellus (nice and easy to keep),
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis (makes a nice lawn, but can become a real
pest, because it goes everywhere), Glossostigma Elatinoides
(nice, and easy to control, needs a lot of light), Cryptocorine Parva
(smallest known Crypt species, grows to about an inch, but *very*
slowly). Larger foreground plants (to about 4 inches) would be the
smaller crypts, such as Unulata, Walkeri, etc.) These are easy to
grow, easy to keep under control, and look nice. Some of the
smaller sagitarria would be suitable too, I suspect (but I have no
personal experience with those). I'd avoid hair grass (Eleocharis
Acicularis). It looks great, but also tends to go everywhere and
makes an awful mess when it comes time to trim it down (which
is often, in a high-light tank with CO2).

Cheers,

Michi.

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ZeroC, Inc. http://www.zeroc.com


Happy'Cam'per 13-09-2004 11:57 AM

"RedForeman " wrote in message
...
|| I highly recommend the dwarf Crypt Wendtii, stunning wee plant.
|| --
|| **So long, and thanks for all the fish!**

What?? Speak more of this unknown plant... find it and post links!!!
pLEaSe???


Mr Red Foreman :)
I'll be taking pics of my tank shortly and can show you in about a week or
so. I'm not sure of the exact name as the LFS i bought them from are slack!
It looks just like a Big Wendtii except it only gets about 10cm tall, leaves
stay close to the ground, leaf colours vary depending on nutrient dosing,
from brown with green stripes (and vice versa!) to gold bronze shiny. And
hardy to boot. An exceptional plant, HIGHLY recommended. Go and getit :)
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**So long, and thanks for all the fish!**



Happy'Cam'per 13-09-2004 11:58 AM

"Michi Henning" wrote in message
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Several come to mind: Echinodorus Tenellus (nice and easy to keep),
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis (makes a nice lawn, but can become a real






RedForeman 13-09-2004 03:04 PM



|| "RedForeman " wrote in message
|| ...
||||| I highly recommend the dwarf Crypt Wendtii, stunning wee plant.
||||| --
||||| **So long, and thanks for all the fish!**
|||
||| What?? Speak more of this unknown plant... find it and post links!!!
||| pLEaSe???
|||
||
|| Mr Red Foreman :)
|| I'll be taking pics of my tank shortly and can show you in about a
|| week or so. I'm not sure of the exact name as the LFS i bought them
|| from are slack! It looks just like a Big Wendtii except it only gets
|| about 10cm tall, leaves stay close to the ground, leaf colours vary
|| depending on nutrient dosing, from brown with green stripes (and
|| vice versa!) to gold bronze shiny. And hardy to boot. An exceptional
|| plant, HIGHLY recommended. Go and getit :) --
|| **So long, and thanks for all the fish!**

if i had a half decent LFS around me... one that MIGHT carry something other
than banana plants...

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| RedForeman fabricator and creator of the ratbike streetfighter!!!
| ==========================
| 2003 TRX450ES
| 1992 TRX-350 XX (For Sale)
| '98 Tacoma Ext Cab 4X4 Lifted....
| ==========================
| `,,`,,`,,`,, `,,`
| ((((`..`..`.. (((( `. , .`.. ((((
| for any questions you may have....
|
www.gmail.com



Craig Brye 14-09-2004 12:09 AM

I've had hair grass before, and I agree with what you've said! What a pain.

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Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Michi Henning" wrote in message ...
"Craig Brye" wrote in message ...
I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there, but have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low growing, but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a high tech CO2 injected high light tank.


Several come to mind: Echinodorus Tenellus (nice and easy to keep),
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis (makes a nice lawn, but can become a real
pest, because it goes everywhere), Glossostigma Elatinoides
(nice, and easy to control, needs a lot of light), Cryptocorine Parva
(smallest known Crypt species, grows to about an inch, but *very*
slowly). Larger foreground plants (to about 4 inches) would be the
smaller crypts, such as Unulata, Walkeri, etc.) These are easy to
grow, easy to keep under control, and look nice. Some of the
smaller sagitarria would be suitable too, I suspect (but I have no
personal experience with those). I'd avoid hair grass (Eleocharis
Acicularis). It looks great, but also tends to go everywhere and
makes an awful mess when it comes time to trim it down (which
is often, in a high-light tank with CO2).

Cheers,

Michi.

--
Michi Henning Ph: +61 4 1118-2700
ZeroC, Inc. http://www.zeroc.com



Craig Brye 14-09-2004 12:09 AM

Thanks for all of the suggestions

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Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Craig Brye" wrote in message ...
I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there, but have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low growing, but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a high tech CO2 injected high light tank.

Thank you,

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online



so238 15-09-2004 10:34 PM

[snip]

if i had a half decent LFS around me... one that MIGHT carry something other
than banana plants...


And on the other hand for a while I couldn't find bananas anywhere I
tried! LFS only had cabomba/anacharis, mail order suppliers out of stock
for ages. I never knew banana plants were so common in your part of the
world.

Sebastien

Fish-Forums.com 07-10-2004 05:22 PM

Micro e.tennels is a good one



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On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 18:45:05 -0500, "Craig Brye"
wrote:

I would like to hear what different people in this group use for a foreground plant. I'm familiar/heard of most of the ones out there, but have only tried a few. I'm looking for something to use as a low growing, but hardy, foreground plant in my 75 gal. tank. This is a high tech CO2 injected high light tank.

Thank you,




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