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heather
7th May 2005, 19:39
im at a complete loss
i kill all my live plants
and i hate those phony fakes
any one have any recommendations?

foster
7th May 2005, 20:18
Heather,
If you have any light source at all it is hard to kill java moss, java fern , or watersprite (there are others but these are old standbys for me).
Chip

heather
7th May 2005, 20:48
thanks
any more?

joan
8th May 2005, 14:31
hornwort and elodea. I've also had semi-good luck with the a sword plant of unknown species. Pothos and wandering jew/jenny/creeping charlie (not sure if all of these are exact same species, but they all look kinda the same to me) grow well without any help.

morg
8th May 2005, 15:13
The toughest aquatic plants you can find for low light set ups has to be Anubias species.

heather
9th May 2005, 04:40
cool! ive heard lots of recommendations for anubias before... i think those will be my next test subjects, since i cant get ahold of any java moss.

joeri
9th May 2005, 09:18
Sometimes you find elodea dying. Don't remove it. In my experience it revives once it gets used to the new conditions. Especially different lightning conditions have this effect on it.